It seems like the Dodgers have all of Los Angeles supporting them as they compete against the Houston Astros for victory in the 2017 World Series, but one famous L.A. native has proudly been behind the team his entire life.
Actor and comedian George Lopez had the honor of waving the team flag during Game 1 at Dodgers Stadium on Tuesday.
"I didn't even know what it meant to wave the flag," he said. "They go, 'Do you want to wave the flag,' and I said, 'Yes, what does it entail?' It was great."
Lopez, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, has been a lifelong fan of the Boys in Blue because of the connection it gave him to his family.
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"We didn't always get along but when it came to the Dodgers, we could always agree on that," he said.
The comedian shared how he and his family once saved money for an entire year to afford tickets for a game. Now, the actor is supporting the team by attending each game of the series.
More than anything the Dodgers remind Lopez of his grandfather, who correctly predicted their 1988 World Series victory. His grandfather died before he got to see that happen, however. A championship this year would mean the world to he and his grandfather, Lopez said.
"It would be amazing, like closure with my grandfather," he said. "That would bring a lot of tears."
He wants the team to win not only for his family, but for Vin Scully, Tommy Lasorda, longtime fans who have been waiting decades to see another title and young fans who never had the chance to.
"They're rich in baseball history," the actor said. "We have a legacy."