Why Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Are the Best Fanbase in L.A.

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Why Los Angeles Dodgers Fans Are the Best Fanbase in L.A.
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Los Angeles Dodgers fans have had it rough over the past 24 years. The Dodgers haven't won a World Series since 1988; and in that time they've had to watch championship parades for the Angels (MLB), Kings (NHL), Galaxy (MLS) and multiple parades for the Lakers (NBA). Even the Clippers (NBA) have managed to become a relevant franchise.

Watching other Los Angeles-based sports franchises enjoy success has been bad enough. But Dodgers fans also had to endure two awful periods of team ownership over the past 13 years.

The misery began when Fox Entertainment Group purchased the team in 1998. That ended a 48-year run of ownership by the O'Malley family which began in 1950 when Walter O'Malley first purchased a 25-percent ownership stake in the team from Branch Rickey and became the Dodgers' team president.

The nightmare continued in 2004 when Frank McCourt purchased the Dodgers and started using the team as his own personal ATM machine instead of investing in building a winner.

But throughout the lean years, Dodgers fans have continued to support the boys in blue, save for a brief time towards the end of last season where fans smartly began staying away from Dodgers Stadium in protest of McCourt's reign of terror.

The baseball gods have finally begun to smile on Los Angeles again with the new ownership group moving heaven and Earth to bring another World Series championship to Chavez Ravine. 

Despite the success of the other sports franchises over the past three decades, here are four reasons why Los Angeles Dodgers fans are still the best fanbase in L.A., and will remain so indefinitely, at least until an NFL franchise makes its way back to the city.

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