December 20, 2014

Dodgers Hall of Fame Needed

After reading about how the Dodgers will be bringing many of the great physical landmarks from Dodgertown back to Glendale, AZ as well as to Dodger Stadium, it got me thinking about how this memorabilia should be displayed.  Coincidentally, the same topic was being discussed on the Loose Cannons radio program on KLAC-AM this afternoon.

Personally, I’m a fan of constructing a Dodgers Hall of Fame of some sort on the grounds of Dodger Stadium.  It would be a tremendous way to showcase the great history and spirit of the franchise, while also celebrating the team of today.  With Dodgertown most likely shutting its doors for the last time, this makes even more sense then it did a few years ago, as it gives fans a chance to experience this monumental place – a place that many have not had a chance to see in person.

What I would love to see is the Dodgers establish a small park back behind the left and right field pavillions where the spirit of Dodgertown could be brought to life.  Imagine the old lamp posts and street signs of former Dodgers greeting people as they make their way from the parking lots to the stadium.  If done properly, it could be a place for families to picnic before the game.  I commend the Dodgers for bringing their history with them.  Now let’s see how they bring it to life for the fans.