Dodgers' Spring Training has always been synonymous with Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Florida. Pitching great, Sandy Koufax, lives right up the road and always offers his advice to the Dodgers' franchise during the Pre-Season. Also, the Dodgers are the only West-Coast team to train in Florida. Similar to Dem Bums leaving Brooklyn, this favorable pastime will be no longer.
Dodgertown was originally a United States naval base. But after World War II, Bud Holman moved the Dodgers' to Vero Beach from Havana. I think that the Dodgers' trained in Havana because Jackie Robinson would not be accepted in the United States due to racial discrimination. There is a plethora of history behind the memorable venue.
The Dodgers believe that their move to Arizona is essential to "be closer with their fans in Southern California." Isn't it enough that they play there for 81 games per season? B.F. Peters, an avid baseball fan, commented to USAToday that, "It's like pulling a plug." As the Dodgers leave their past in Florida, several people question whether or not Dodgertown will become a ghost town.