The Chairman’s Box and Bell

Peter Bragan Sr. at Wolfson Park, 1984.  Florida Times-Union.

Peter Bragan Sr. at Wolfson Park, 1984. Florida Times-Union.

Peter Bragan Jr. (right) at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 2012

Peter Bragan Jr. (right) at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, 2012

Peter Bragan Sr. owned a successful car dealership before purchasing the Jacksonville Suns in 1984.  Like all captains of industry, Senior had in his home a large bell which he used to signal the successful completion of an accomplishment, like impregnating a busty coquette or making a really good ham sandwich, for example.  Not content to sequester the Bell of Accomplishment from the masses who loved him, and whom he loved, Senior mounted the Bell of Accomplishment onto a lacquered yoke and in turn, mounted the yoke-and-bell assembly onto wheels so that it could be placed among the Jacksonville commonage.  And now, even after Senior’s passing, the bell can still be heard heralding every Suns’ home run and victory at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

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“Please do not sit in the Chairman’s Box.”  It shall remain empty.

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