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Downey Dodgers?


The city of Downey in California can be located on the map by its yellow marking and is bordered by the Santa Ana Freeway to the east and the Long Beach Freeway to the west. Downey was one of the cities in Southern California that invited Walter O’Malley to build Dodger Stadium there if a location in Los Angeles could not occur.

By Robert Schweppe

When you say the team name “Los Angeles Dodgers” there is a great sense of familiarity with the term. The team is as much a part of the city as the city is with the team.

However, how would it have sounded if they had been the “El Monte Dodgers”? Could you say the “Torrance Dodgers” just as easily? The “Downey Dodgers” are alliterative, but would have you gotten used to saying it?

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