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Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee Redux

Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee Redux

I have been absent for almost a month. Gone and perhaps forgotten? Hopefully not. 2009 got off to a weird start as my family and I came home on the night of January 1, 2009 and found our house under some water. So, some new flooring and a burnt out furnace motor later, we finally have the house back together in time for March Madness and Spring Training. My apologies for the extra long delay.
In addition to the damage to my house, the workings of the MVN server also caught me off guard as a post I had been working on for nearly a year - the latest Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee series - was lost sometime over the holidays. This was more than a bit devastating as the draft was well over 10,000 words and, as I noted, I had been working on this - off-and-on - for the previous year. So, I'm forced to start from scratch.
The purpose of this series of posts was to point out the real reason(s) for the Pirates fall from dominance in the 1970s to the cellar by the mid 1980s. I went about this by exa...

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