Catalyzed by Frank McCourt's sale of the team to the Magic Johnson brigade, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been playing inspired ball to begin the 2012 season. There's new hope in Los Angeles; the boys in blue have taken back the city from the Angels, who are floundering despite their sparkling offseason acquisitions.
But are the Dodgers a mirage? Backed by good pitching and superhuman hitting by Matt Kemp, the Dodgers ended April with a record of 16-7, their best start in over 20 years. How can they keep it up?
Here are five ways: