Dodgers Fans Think of Loved Ones After the World Series Win
Dodger fans have been through quite a bit of heartache these past few years. A 2017 loss to the cheating A*tros and subsequent non-punishment of players left us angry and hurt. But it wasn’t just the “piece of metal” being stolen from us, there was so much more robbed from the people of LA… the moments with loved ones who are no longer with us.
So we asked, “Who was the first person you thought of when the Dodgers won the World Series?”
Who was the first person you thought of when the #Dodgers won the World Series?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) November 16, 2020
The legends of Chavez Ravine were notably on the minds of fans.
Vin Scully and Tommy Lasorda were the two men I was thinking of. I knew it would be a great blessing for these two to see their beloved Dodgers win at least 1 more championship in their lifetimes.
— Bubs (@Bubba_FAL) November 16, 2020
The moments we would have shared with loved ones who are no longer with us just made it that much worse.
My cousin. She died of Ovarion Cancer and every time we would talk we would always say when you get better we are going to go see the Dodgers. Unfortunately she didn't which is why I was so enraged when I found out the Astrisks won it in 2017 by cheating. She died December 2017.
— Amador Plascencia (@AMADORP1124) November 16, 2020
Then there were those who got to see a title win one last time before passing away.
My father-in-law. My wife cried and I might have shed a tear knowing that he got to see the Dodgers win the World Series one more time.
— Allen Gershenson (@agershensonesq) November 16, 2020
The 2020 World Series gave fans a bit of happiness in a time when happiness is scarce. We will never forget the feeling of being cheated, the loved ones who never got to see their team win it all, nor the joy of finally getting over that last hurdle. We will always remember.
We celebrated. We cried. We won. #LATogether pic.twitter.com/U3nLivNz7K
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 12, 2020
So as we continue to celebrate our win, pour one out for those that deserved to see at least one more.
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I actually didn’t think of dead people after the Dodgers won it all. I thought of the living, and how they got a rare moment if happiness during a 2020 year in which fun has largely been outlawed.