Joe Pierre: Brooklyn resident. Joe Pierre: Dodger fan since before the team left Brooklyn. Joe Pierre: Not related to Juan.
71-year-old Joe Pierre, known as "oldbrooklynfan" at Josh Rawitch's Inside the Dodgers blog, is also afraid of flying. But he overcame that fear — taking his first flight in 46 years — when Rawitch arranged for him to take a Dodger Stadium tour with fellow ItD commenters. The Dodgers paid for Pierre's flight and accommodations.
"Sometimes I just wondered what I was doing rooting for a team 3,000 miles away, but this made it worth it," an emotional Pierre said during the tour. Kudos to Frank McCourt and Rawitch for making it possible.
Brooklyn Dodgers fan's dream comes true (Dodgers.com) (Watch the video. Try not to tear up!)
top photo by Juan Ocampo/Dodgers; bottom photo by Jill Weisleder/Dodgers