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Dodgertown is allowed to be Dodgertown again

Aug 29, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida was the spring training home of the Dodgers for decades. A few years back the team left the site, however, and moved its spring operations to Arizona. Since then Vero Beach has been looking for things to do with the site. As they looked, however, they had been unable to call it “Dodgertown” because the team’s previous owner Frank McCourt said they couldn’t use the team’s name.

Now, in just the latest bit of De-McCourt-i-fication of the franchise, the new owners have reversed it:

 

Still no idea if the site will house baseball again — if it does it won’t be the Dodgers so it might need another name change — but it’s nice to see a bit of history being maintained if only in the name.

  1. mybrunoblog - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Frank McCourt was a total douche bag. Good for Vero beach, hope they can use it for pro baseball again at some point.

    • El Bravo - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM

      Actually he was a multi-year douchenozzle to be precise.

      • number42is1 - Aug 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        was?

  2. losangelesfan - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    It’d be cool if they built a few condos. I’d buy one if the address could read something like;

    Bob Smith
    32 Koufax Way
    Dodgertown, Fl.

    That would be epic.

  3. number42is1 - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    WOW! 2K in a month… that’s like…… *gets calculator and starts doing math*…. 24K! with 24K I’d be a millionaire! where do i sign up?????

  4. number42is1 - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Sigh… thank’s Craig… now if you can go ahead and delete my comment as well……

  5. El Bravo - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    “Still no idea if the site will house baseball again — if it does it won’t be the Dodgers so it might need another name change — but it’s nice to see a bit of history being maintained if only in the name.”

    Kinda like Wrigley Field right? I mean, the historical aspect is maintained in its name and 100yo structure, but will baseball ever be played there again??

    • number42is1 - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      ZING!

      • Old Gator - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        No, but it will continue to be imitated, though not quite the way it is in all Designatedhitterball parks, where it is merely impersonated.

    • number42is1 - Aug 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM

      anyone else reminded of Buzz Killington when OG does this?

    • El Bravo - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:36 PM

      wow, bashing the cubs is a real winner with the thumbs ups!

  6. jwbiii - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Well, Craig, you are more familiar with Florida Spring Training sites than most, or any, of us. Are any of them run down? Might a team be looking for a new home in Florida?

  7. shawndc04 - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I’d love to see the Nationals move there, particularly since the “deal” with Osceola County fell through.

    • jwbiii - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:04 PM

      Nationals Town sounds ok.

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