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Dodgers Nation – A Special Place To Be

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Mar 8, 2018; Goodyear, AZ, USA; Young Los Angeles Dodgers fans try and get autographs prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians during a Spring Training game at Goodyear Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Behind every true baseball fan is a story, and some stories span generations. Everyone has his or her own unique tale about how they became a Dodgers fan, and each is special – after all, they all involve this storied, historic and special organization we all know and love.

When I started contributing to Dodgers Nation last spring and told my own story of becoming a long-distance fan – along with that of a few others – I was struck by and continue to be amazed by how many like-minded Dodger fans there are out there. As the season progressed, we continued to hear from fans of all ages from across the US, Canada and even outside of North America. Dodgers fans are indeed everywhere. And as loyal fans of this organization, we have something very near and dear to our hearts in common. I like to think that Dodgers’ baseball is the ultimate ice-breaker.

Recently, via our Twitter account (@DodgersNation), we asked fans to tell us how they became a fan of our Boys In Blue. We received many wonderfully unique responses from fans all over the world. Here are but a few of the many replies.

The responses were unique and varied, with many focusing on the tradition of Dodgers’ baseball being passed down from generation to generation.

For many of us, it is simply a big part of who we are and have always been:

For one fan, the special attention he received from the Dodgers organization as a child left a lasting impression:

Your love of the team may have been fated from very early on:

One fan literally married into her love for our team:

Many of us can relate to Dodger baseball as therapy, helping us get through particularly rough times in our lives:

However your path to get here, if you call yourself a fan of our Los Angeles Dodgers, we are lucky to have you. And we look forward to hearing more of your stories throughout the season!

If you’d like to be featured in one of our fan stories, or know someone who would, please contact me  in the comments or via Twitter @GJOH29.

Written by Gail Johnson

Biggest Dodgers fan north of the border, living about 3,500 miles from my beloved Boys In Blue, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. I think Dodger Stadium is the happiest place on Earth. I'll catch up on my sleep in the off-season.

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