Fair readers …. we at ESPNLosAngeles.com would like to hear from you about the Dodgers, and not just in the short-form comments section below.  We’re asking you to submit your real-deal stories of how you became Dodger fans, what the team means to you and how recent events (um, I think you know what we mean) have affected you and that fandom.

So, we’d like you to submit your thoughts – say, 500 words as a target length, but don’t feel wedded to it – to this mailbag link. The editors will then share a bunch of the stories on ESPNLosAngeles.com.