I Love LA.
No, I did not take that picture, but I was there.
Saturday night we watched the Dodgers sweep the Cubs at Dodger Stadium to win a post-season series for the first time in 20 years.
It was awesome. The crowd was alive. The crowd was electric.
We were high fiving and hugging strangers. We were eating hot dogs, drinking beer and swinging our Dodger hand towels as we chanted, "Let's Go Dodgers. Let's Go."
We watched on the big screen as they played montages of photos of Tommy Lasorda, Fernando Valenzuela and tons of Dodger moments from the 1980s. All set to the tunes of songs like "Don't Stop Believing".
We stood for everything. We cheered like crazy. We stayed with 56,000 others to watch til the very end. And then stayed and cheered some more. The players came back out of the locker room and jumped into the stands. People were high fiving each other as we walked out.
Horns honked the entire drive to the freeway. For one night, we were all neighbors. For one night, LA was a small town backing our team.
We had a few Cubs fans sitting behind us, poor guys. They were making comments about how LA fans are not true fans. They only show up when an LA team is winning.
I can see how people think that. But, being born and raised in LA, I can tell you that is just not that case. TRUE Angelinos are fans of the LA Lakers and the LA Dodgers, no matter what.
It's the transplants who jump on the bandwagon... and believe me, LA is full of transplants.
I don't have anything against transplants, heck, I was a OK, UT and CO transplant. Never could get behind one of their sports teams whole heartedly. Sure we went to Rockies games. But was I a fan? No.
So, to all you people who think LA fans are fickle. We're not. We're just mixed in with a bunch of people who live here, but don't have LA in their blood.
Don't even get me started on my Trojans... who back to winning by the way.
What are you a freaky fan of? (Besides Twilight.)