A World Series championship banner will fly above Dodger Stadium on March 31. No, I’m not delusional; I sadly recall the Dodgers’ miserable finish last season.
The banner proclaiming the Giants World Series victory will be streamed overhead by an airplane as the Blue Crew takes the field against San Francisco on opening day. The flyover is the malicious brainchild of Bay Area fans who never miss an opportunity to stick it to the L.A. faithful.
The stunt is reminiscent of something the late Bill Veeck might have pulled. Veeck (as in “wreck”) was owner and general manager of several major league ball teams from the 1940s through the late ‘70s and was renowned for hokey promotions. Given the quality of the teams he owned, Veeck’s showmanship was necessary to put fans in the stands.