thought you were a yankee fan...my olive branches never quite hit the mark on this board...as a dodger fan, you were no better off than me until 1955.
one little known story about the 1954 series and "the catch:" a lefty was brought in to pitch to wertz by the name of Liddle (i believe). after getting wertz out on the 460 foot drive to center, Liddle was taken out of the game, walked to the giant dugout, slammed his glove on the bench and crowed, "OK, I did my job!"
i was a big bonds fan until the steroids because i think he understands hitting better than anyone today. i agree his numbers are matchless but nothing he has done compares to how ruth dominated his time. ruth created a whole new game strategy from smallball to the three run homer which prevails today. he nearly abolished the stolen base for 40 years even though he led the yankees in steals the first few years he was on the team.
regarding JOE, the land may be valuable, but your manager is not playing on your team. you saying i don't have a clue is like rick patino telling barry bonds he doesn't know how to hit a baseball. you know real estate, not stocks. it is about the land, with two problems--you think the stock s/b valued on the basis of extrapolating the value of one parcel of land. there are many variables that go into the marketcap of a stock, and you don't have a clue about any of them except one and you haven't even thought that one through properly as it applies to value. JOE land value over 100 years can't be considered in the same way KMART land that can be sold forthwith.
good luck to you too. i better live long enough to see the cubs or the sox win the series because my son doesn't care. on the other hand, i am not optimistic as usual. regarding chicago baseball, the pessimism applies to all of my aliases, even the sunny ones.
actually, its been tough playing my cranky part here lately, and it is threatening blackie's vile reputation. the sunny side of this entity has been crowding blackie out and once in a while i need a sabatical to go play sunshine for a while, who btw, abhores confrontation of all types.
"as a dodger fan, you were no better off than me until 1955."
only difference is that I tasted victory when I was 10 years old...and then again in 59 over the white sox..and then 63 in a sweep over the yankees with my hero koufax ..then again and again... and even when I switcthed to the mets there was 1969.... and at last, the Marlins... 2 times...
maybe that is why I am the optimist... remember I pointed that out...auro or blackie
as to the pitcher and wertz's drive...I always said I am a believer in luck...better to be lucky than good they say in sports...better to be lucky than smart in most things
enjoy the season... as I said, I always pull for the cubbies... the white sox, well I think one has to be from chicago for them
as to JOE...I do not buy your KMART analogy...different land...different set of circumstances ... try to remember that JOE is unique... any comparisons fall short somewhere, whether comparing them to builders...KMART... or of all things silver..unless that silver is the lining of clouds
I still say that land value will be the telling factor... probably in the form of EPS as they develop more commercial and rental properties perhaps with some major sales to homebuilders who have no land to buy anywhere else