Los Doyers!

Chavez RevineI was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, but I love the Dodgers!  Am I not allowed to like a team outside of AZ?  Baseball is the All-American past time. It is a time to get together with family and friends, eat a hot dog, or a kale salad (inside joke), drink a beer, and sit back and relax for some good ol’ baseball. It is about having a great time at the game regardless of the team you root for.
Let’s face it, for those of you who grew up in Arizona, we did not have a large atmosphere for home teams. The D-Backs were non-existent until 1998. That is over 20 years of my life without a home team.  However, it was amazing to witness a home team being created, and it felt good to finally be a part of the game.

Growing up in AZ, people rooted for the Oakland A’s, SF Giants, San Diego Padres, and yes….LOS DOYERS!  (Except, if you were my dad, you rooted for the Cincinnati Reds.)  Yes, I am an AZ girl, I always have been. My familia is here in the hot desert. You know, the desert that feels like a you walked into a furnace during the summertime. The desert that makes your skin sizzle when you walk outside in the summer. Yeah, that desert is what I grew up in. It is familiar to me. It is “home”.  With the exception of summer time heat, I love AZ … but there is no place like L.A.

Being at the game is always a good time. If you have been to a game, you know what I am talking about. Have you seen the view inside or sitting up top of Chavez Ravine overlooking the beautiful L.A. Skyline?  If you haven’t, then you need to get out to a game. The smell of the smog with a mix of a Dodger dog and some spilled cerveza tells me I am right where I am supposed to be, and I love it!  In some strange way, it speaks to my soul.  I love the rich history of the team, and the current line up. I love the people and how they have such love for the game, and I love the color “Dodger Blue”. It brings out my brown eyes.

Now, let’s talk about the people in L.A.… The people are amazing. Never a dull moment in L.A. So much to do, so much to see, and so many intricacies, history, and uniqueness the city brings.  The energy you feel driving into L.A., going to an evening Dodgers game at the last minute, and purchasing a $25 ticket to sit in the nosebleeds. I have made some lifelong friends at quite a few Dodger games~ (you know who you are). To put it simply, Dodger fans are the best. We really know how to have a good time, and dang it, I like that!