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Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Pennant series revives old memories while sparking hope for future

Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Pennant series revives old memories while sparking hope for future

I had just returned in the nick of time, traveling the country peeping at the colors and living off the land. I was just in time for baseball fever, which has recently overwhelmed La Cañada. I delighted as I sat in Starbucks the other day, watching the Dodger Blue jerseys proudly on parade. And, rightly so — the Dodgers had made it to the National League pennant series.

I’m an oldtime Dodger fan. My earliest memories of baseball were aligned with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and when they announced in 1957 they’d be leaving New York, looking for sunny weather, I cried like a baby.

Fans flocked to the streets, pleading for the team not to leave. I still recall the cover of...

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