The Los Angeles Dodgers, despite the recent moves made by the Anaheim Angels, have always been “LA’s team." They are the Lakers of Los Angeles baseball—a truly historic franchise with a proud and decorated past.
This past season was a low-point in the history of the franchise, one they would happily forget. Between the unfortunate opening-day incident, the lack of consistency on the diamond and the ownership meltdown, quite a bit went wrong while only a couple things went right (Kershaw and Kemp, of course).
The team now faces a real challenge in the months (and unfortunately, years) ahead. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim just took a big step forward in their talent, future and brand with the signing of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. These are two moves that back the in-flux Dodgers into the corner.
All is not lost, however. The Dodgers are still the Dodgers, and they can still win back their city.
Here are seven creative ways to get the ball rolling.