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Here is my interview with CBS Radio in Los Angeles from April 8, 2011 following the Bryan Stow beating at Dodger Stadium.
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I love baseball. I love sports rivalries. And, in the interest of full disclosure, I love the Dodgers. By definition that means I hate the Giants. I spent the first 23 years of my life growing up in Los Angeles and was in attendance in 1993 when the Dodgers knocked the Giants out of the Playoffs on the season's last day. It was the three years I spent living in San Francisco where I got to see the other side of this rivalry - and where I first put this website together. I believe this to be baseball's best rivalry, and perhaps the best in all of American sports. The competition has been balanced while both franchises have maintained a high level of success. One could certainly argue that Red Sox-Yankees is better, but if you compare them by the numbers (and I do), it's no contest.
I use Baseball-Reference.com and Retrosheet.org for most of the stats. Much of the data is already grouped together on those sites; however, I spent a lot of time going over individual game scores to fill in some holes and to create new statistical categories. There is also a fantastic book by Andrew Goldblatt entitled, "The Giants and the Dodgers: Four Cities, Two Teams, One Rivalry." The more right-brained information comes from this book, as well as from general knowledge I have soaked up throughout the years.
"The Giants and the Dodgers
Four Cities, Two Teams, One Rivalry
by Andrew Goldblatt