I took a little jaunt to Dodger Stadium on Saturday to buy some more postseason gear and also to get a glimpse of the stadium itself.
To be sure, the field looked glorious!! I started to feel that excitement building up.
I could feel a lump in my throat as the tears started to well up in my eyes. This was what all of us Dodger fans have been waiting for. It’s been a long time coming. The last time that the Dodgers won the World Series in 1988, I wasn’t even a Dodger fan. My love of the Dodgers developed during the time I had a bad case of pneumonia and spent 5 months at home recuperating. Most of that time was during baseball season. I had to stay in bed part of that time and didn’t want to watch soap operas. I watched baseball instead and learned the game. I had the opportunity to actually go see a Dodger game live thanks to my good friend Marynell who helped me love the Dodgers. She was a stadium doctor and gave me a ticket to the game. We did spend part of the time running around the stadium drinking root beer floats and eating Dodger dogs. Thank you Dr. J. Those were some of my fondest memories. I treated myself to a field section ticket on my birthday. I was marveling at how beautiful and exciting Dodger Stadium was. I saw my first Dodger crush Shawn Green on the field. In those days, there was no baseline seating. I was able to run all the way to the front row of seating and actually get close to Shawn. I was able to talk to him. There it was….the beginning of my love affair with the Dodgers. From there it became a part of my life.
Many years later, I became a season ticket holder, first on field level front row third base side by the foul pole, later in the baseline club. Baseline started out as a mini plan with many tickets purchased here and there through stubhub. In those days, I sat in Dugout Club quite often. I was able to meet many celebrities including Rob Reiner and Alyssa Milano. Tommy Lasorda is a fixture in Dugout Club. Then I was allowed to purchase a full season in Baseline Club. I’ve had my season tickets in Baseline Club for many years. It’s the best place to sit in the entire stadium.
So the World Series is the culmination of everything for me: the years of going to Spring Training, of the wonderful friendships I have made at the stadium, of the relationship I have developed with many of the Dodgers. It is like a dream come true.
Without the Dodgers, I never would have met one of my besties: Norma, the best veterinarian on earth
My beloved Dad never would not have had to put up with my undying enthusiasm.
I would not have had the thrills and excitement of a walkoff.
I would not have met my super crush of all time: Mike Bolsinger
I would not be friends with Amy
I would not have met the best wives and girlfriends ever
I would not have realized what a wonderful family sport baseball really is. Is there another sport that can boast that?
It brings people of all nations together
It makes everyone smile
It makes all our differences not so important.
We all watch together
We all celebrate together in the victories.
Because we all have a common goal….to WIN THE WORLD SERIES!!!
GO DODGERS!!! See everyone on Tuesday when we beat the Astros!!!