Letters to the Editor: ‘I don’t sleep in October’ — on being a Dodger fan right now
I don’t sleep in October. I live next to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium and don’t take a bath until after the game. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s true. It seems like I can’t get enough of the team. I have become a fan of the Dodgers for the past 14 years. My first memory of a Dodger game is when I was 3 or 4 years old, and the Dodgers were in San Francisco to play the Giants in the World Series. So I spent the entire game in my mother’s lap on a cold night in November wearing out my pink-striped pajamas.
I was born and raised in southern California and was a Dodgers fan all my life. I have the greatest memories of Dodger games in the early days of the franchise. It was the home team that my father loved, and I watched the games from my parent’s basement. Since those days, I have watched all of the games and they have always been amazing games to watch. The Dodger victories have always been a treat for me.
My favorite moments were the moments the Dodgers fought back with determination and got the win, or won a close game one-on-one when I got to see that part of the game. And then there was the wonderful, wonderful moment when one of my favorite players, Duke Snider, made a diving and dramatic catch at the top of the Dodgers’ famous “Blue Moon” hill, or when I watched Sandy Koufax throw a perfect game in the 1956 World Series.
I miss the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, but I have to say that I love my team more than ever now.
-David C. Wright ’04, San Diego
No question in my mind: Sandy Koufax and the 1957 Dodgers are the greatest players of all time. They were the first team to win the World Series without a single starter, the first team to win the World Series with five different starters, the first team to win the World Series on the last day of the season and go on to win it in Game 7.