The Los Angeles Dodgers have a sea of fans anticipating their first World Series play in 29 years on Oct. 24, but one faithful fan in particular cites the team as a source of happiness that helps him enjoy his life.
Riverside resident Steven Olguin, 18, was born with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare and complex genetic disorder. Olguin "bleeds blue" - as Dodgers fanatics proudly say - and has been a lifelong fan of the team.
The 18-year-old had much to celebrate on Thursday as his favorite baseball team defeated the Chicago Cubs 11-1, advancing them to the World Series. He and his entire family erupted in a roar of applause upon the Dodgers' triumph.
"I'm happy," Olguin said with his arms raised in victory. "Yes, World Series!"
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Seeing the joy that the Boys in Blue bring to Olguin makes his family happy as well.
"My son, Steven, is the No. 1 fan of the Dodgers," his father Luis Olguin said.
The boy's father said it makes him emotional and overjoyed to see his son so ecstatic and energetic over a team that brings the entire family joy.
"To see him like that is very happy," Luis Olguin said.
This is the first time since 1988 that the Dodgers will return to the World Series. They face either the New York Yankees or Houston Astros; fans will know who the team is expected to play either Friday or Saturday evening.
This article was translated from our sister station, Telemundo52.