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    Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Hobbled by declining attendance and lackluster concession sales, not to mention an extreme lack of adequate parking, The Hoboken Squat Cobblers owner Zaphod Beeblebrox announced that the team would be moving to Far Rockaway, Queens, NY for the 2020 season.


    The last game at Squatters field will be on September 1, 2019 vs Guys with Wood. It will be a sure Hobo loss, befitting their lost season, just one season removed from a playoff birth.



    Many Hoboken fans are distraught and feel betrayed by this sudden move. “Every move Beeblebrox made this year backfired, every single ONE,” rabid Hobo Fan JDPNYY told this reporter, “Yet every night, every home series, Hobo fans come out to cheer the boys on. "



    Another Squat Cobbler fanatic, gdn, commented, “I can’t even show up at school wearing my Hobos hat without getting my butt kicked by bullies, but I still show up and cheer at the game.”



    Asked if he would make the trek to Far Rockaway in 2020, Hobo follow Hitman said, “Hell no, that’s THEIR bad trip. I’m out.” As he turned away, he wiped a tear from his left eye.



    The name of the new team will be the Fighting Fishermen of Far Rockaway. In the coming weeks and months you will hear news about uniforms, hat design and logos, fan festivals, and the free White JEEP giveaways at special bonus nights.



    For distraught Hoboken fans, a lament:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHnHWHfkSkU
    Standings: Big Inning 32-16; Blue Cut 27-21; Shoo Fly 26-22; Husk 22-26; Frank Pierce 21-27; Iowa City 16-32.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Great. Another ridiculously long name I have to countlessly edit to fit on everything I write.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Great. Another ridiculously long name I have to countlessly edit to fit on everything I write.
    Just say The Fish....that's easy.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    I know some fans, like John, are bound to be upset with the move. But the economic model was no longer sustainable in Hoboken. The offer from Robert Moses was too good to pass on.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Zaphod, he’s just this guy, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    I know some fans, like John, are bound to be upset with the move. But the economic model was no longer sustainable in Hoboken. The offer from Robert Moses was too good to pass on.
    Sigh. Moses will probably bulldoze Squatters field under the cover of darkness

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by gdn View Post
    Zaphod, he’s just this guy, you know.
    Two heads are better than one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    Sigh. Moses will probably bulldoze Squatters field under the cover of darkness
    Speaking of Moses, he will be on WFAN this Monday at 10am with Joe Benigno to discuss the move.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Is there any chance you can play half of your home games in Montreal?

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianNYYanks View Post
    Is there any chance you can play half of your home games in Montreal?
    Hey...you just gave me a great idea. Why not play half the home games in Hoboken and half in Far Rockaway. That will REALLY irk John.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    Hey...you just gave me a great idea. Why not play half the home games in Hoboken and half in Far Rockaway. That will REALLY irk John.
    No. No it wouldn’t.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    No. No it wouldn’t.
    Robert Moses just nixed it anyway
    He is the boss.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    John, just go with FFFR. Easy peasy.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Can I get a hat or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianNYYanks View Post
    Can I get a hat or something
    Certainly. Plans are underway to have the league vote on hat design and logo. I am reaching out to commish for guidance on the protocol.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Here is prototype for new Fighting Fishermen of Far Rockaway hat. Thoughts?



    Standings: Big Inning 32-16; Blue Cut 27-21; Shoo Fly 26-22; Husk 22-26; Frank Pierce 21-27; Iowa City 16-32.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Does it sing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMP08 View Post
    Does it sing?

    The boys in the lab are working on it. Ideally, the fish will sing whenever a Fighting Fisherman hits a tater.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    Here is prototype for new Fighting Fishermen of Far Rockaway hat. Thoughts?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v4bM7BvKFg

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by hardrain View Post
    Here is prototype for new Fighting Fishermen of Far Rockaway hat. Thoughts?



    I don’t want one anymore

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    I can't have corporate sponsorship?

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

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    I can't have corporate sponsorship?
    You can’t have fans

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianNYYanks View Post
    You can’t have fans
    My marketing guys think otherwise. There is a huge presentation tomorrow. Something about value-based-strategic-commodity-fan-synergy. I'll send you the powerpoint.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    uh oh....my marketing guys are now saying that the move won't increase profits unless the team improves, dramatically. I hadn't thought of that. Apparently, I need to field a competitive team so Fathers and Sons, Mom and daughters will venture to Far Rockaway.

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    Re: Heartbroken Hoboken Faithful Flock for Final Game Tickets at Olí Squatters Field

    Many thanks to the two fans who showed up for the last game ever at Squatter's field. Of course they were both Woodie fans. On to Far Rockaway and a new identity.

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