You're here, which means you're a Dodger fan. But what kind of Dodger fan are you?
LEVEL 1: CASUAL. Maybe you're a fan because a friend or family member is one too. You don't follow the Dodgers on a daily basis but check the standings occasionally. You probably can't name more than a handful of current players, but think it's nice the Dodgers have found their Kobe in Manny.
LEVEL 2: INTERESTED. You know when the Dodgers last won the World Series, and maybe you even remember watching it. Perhaps you attend a few games a year, as much to spend time with friends or family as to see the game. You'll catch a game if it's on TV, but usually you read the wrap-up the day after.
LEVEL 3: INVOLVED. You want to know how the Dodgers do every day, preferably before tucking in at night. If you're a local, maybe you go to, say, five games a year. If the Dodgers are on TV, you're good for a few innings. (Dodgers and Lakers on at the same time? Lots of channel flipping.) If you're an out-of-towner, you've been tempted to purchase MLB.TV to catch more games live. Or perhaps the MLB.com At Bat app for the iPhone.
LEVEL 4: DIE-HARD. You follow every game live, whether in person, on television, on the radio, online, or on your wireless device. This is just one of many Dodger blogs you visit. Maybe you even have your own Dodger blog. You not only know of all the players on the Dodgers' roster, but you're familiar with a lot of the front office personnel as well. To you, it doesn't get much better than the classic Garvey-Lopes-Cey-Russell infield. Off-days suck.
LEVEL 5: ELITE. You have season tickets, or a season ticket package. Watching the Dodgers takes precedence over all other forms of entertainment (and sometimes obligation). You can't recall your Social Security number, but the Dodgers' World Championship years are always on the tip of your tongue. Quite possibly you maintain some sort of Dodgers shrine, either at home or at work. You read Jon Weisman's book and thought, Tell me something I don't know. You hate Chase Carey.
top photo by Blanca Jacinto/LA Times
bottom two photos from Dodgers Top Buzz