A few months ago I wrote that there is no clear favorite Major League baseball team in Hawaii … no “Hawaii’s Team.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers have always, however, been among the most popular in the islands — and when they were going really good, they were arguably the favorite.
The San Francisco Giants have a large fan base here, and they won the World Series in 2010.
But as of today, their rivals, the Dodgers, would likely win a popularity poll in Hawaii.
Picking up Hawaii products Brandon League and Shane Victorino means many more island eyes will be on the Dodgers the next couple of months as resurgent LA tries to win the National League West. And the two 2011 all-stars could be big factors in the pennant race and postseason.