While old-timer Brooklynites will still grouse about Walter O’Malley and the Dodgers’ flight to LA 50 years ago, on the other coast, fans are celebrating five decades of baseball in sunny California. Variety, the entertainment industry’s leading trade publication, published its Los Angeles Dodgers 50th Anniversary issue this week. Organized by Dodger Thoughts writer Jon Weisman, the Hollywood-centric baseball special contained two pieces by Alex Belth, one on the top ten baseball movies and one on ten movies that used baseball as a plot device. And for the nostalgic Bums among us, check out Weisman’s piece on what Brooklyn’s long lost team now means to LA.
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