Coming off an incredible evening in which the premiere of Bluetopia seemed to go over very well with those who saw it…at least from my conversations afterward. Hopefully you will get to see it, too. One thing that seemed to surprise people was how much the movie was done from the viewpoint of the fans, not the players. Rather than a recap video of the 2008 season, this is more about the people who dedicate their lives to the Dodgers, and there were a lot of very touching moments throughout.
That’s not to say there’s something wrong with recap videos at the end of a season. I collected them all as a kid — still have the ones from 1986, 1988 and 1990 on my shelf at home — but I think this movie will have a longer shelf life beause it could have taken place in any year…it just so happened that it was during the most successful season we’ve had in two decades and that we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the move to Los Angeles.
In any event, we’ll leave the judging up to you all but my kudos go out to Tim Marx (an all those involved). Tim basically lived with the team for the last year and, in my opinion, captured the true essence of what it means to be a Dodger fan…
Here’s the lineup for today: