For the last couple of years, ESPN The Magazine ranks all teams across the four major sports. Teams are graded by Title track, Ownership, Coaching, Players, Fan Relations, Affordability, Stadium experience and bang for the buck.
In ESPN’s latest rankings, the Dodgers rank in the top half of all four major sports teams. Since the departure of Frank McCourt, the organization has moved up 65 spots in ownership, 48 spots in fan relations and their ticket prices are below the MLB average at about $22. However, for some reason the Dodgers are behind the Diamondbacks, Giants and Angels as they’ve shown this year they’re the superior team on the field.
As the Dodgers are moving up in rankings, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti would like to honor Hall of Fame broadcaster, Vin Scully by renaming a street name. However, the always humble Scully believes a street should be named after Walter or Peter O’Malley.
Dodgers Nation News
Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly Faces Tough Choices For Playoff Roster [LA Times]
MLB Standings Dodgers Still In Third [SB Nation]
Vin Scully Won’t Let The Mayor Name Street After Him [HardballTalk]
Brian Wilson Has 0.79 ERA For Dodgers [HardballTalk]
Michael Young Helps Push Dodgers Along [ESPN]
Machado Carted Off Field With Apparent Knee Injury [Los Angeles Dodgers]
Joe Mauer Shut Down For The Year A Month After Concussion [HardballTalk]
Playoffs-bound Cards Still Focused On NL Central Title [MLB]
CC Sabathia’s Disappointing Season Ends With An Injury [HardballTalk]
AL Wild-Card Race Not A Fair Fight [FoxSports]
In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!