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No Place Like LA: Julie, hating the Cubs but loving the Dodgers

by Leo Duran and Libby Denkmann | Take Two®

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KPCC listener Julie Van Winkle (L) and her friend Adriana Santana at a Dodgers game. Julie Van Winkle

No Place Like LA is our new series that asks transplants and immigrants to LA, "When was the moment you felt that Los Angeles was truly home?"

This is Julie Van Winkle's story.

Being from Chicago, I was always a White Sox fan. We would walk from our house to the games!

I first came to LA in 1999 and I lived in Echo Park. Every spring I would see everybody getting all excited about the Dodgers because I lived right by the stadium.

The moment I realized I became an Angeleno, was 5 years ago.

I found myself paying more attention to the Dodgers. My husband is from New Jersey and he used to be a Mets fan, but now he's a Dodgers fan, too. We probably go to between 12 to 20 games a year.

And as a Dodgers fan, I can still hate the Cubs! Just like I did when I was a White Sox fan.

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