Congratulations to Randi Radcliffe on winning the 2018 FanSided Fan of the Year for her devotion and loyalty to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
FanSided is pleased to announce Los Angeles Dodgers fan, Randi Radcliffe, is the winner of the 2018 FanSided Sports Fan of the Year award. Randi is the fourth winner of this award, joining Larry Lien, Dave Edlund and Dennis Gleason.
Randi was among five finalists for the honor who all made compelling cases, but it was Randi’s passion, commitment, dedication and loyalty to the Dodgers that separated her from the other contenders.
Her journey toward becoming the Fan of the Year began in the spring when she attended 17 Dodgers Spring Training games where she got to the park early to meet with players, coaches and fellow fans. It ended in the World Series where she finished her journey of attending every Dodgers home game this season, including Game 163.
“I love the team and I think what the team has allowed me to do has brought me out of my box, Radcliffe told FanSided.” “I used to be kind of afraid to meet people. I never used to want to do things and it all kinda brought it all together.”
In total, Randi saw more than 100 Dodgers games this season, including road trips up and down the West Coast. Her fandom began as a child thanks to her dad’s influence, but it hit a new level in 2018. Not only did Randi attend every home game, she also could always be seen with her phone in hand to record her experiences and thoughts, from ballpark food to the lineup to managerial decisions on her YouTube channel.
As part of winning the FanSided Fan of the Year, Randi will get to attend the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year event in December.
“What’s important to me is enjoying my life and my life revolves around baseball. My entire life literally revolves around baseball. You’ll rarely catch me out of the house without something Dodgers on. They’ve taken my heart. It’s what I live for.”
Congratulations again to Randi who got to see her team make the World Series for the second straight year. While it’s no consolation to seeing her favorite team win it all, it’s our sincere hope that being rewarded for her outstanding fandom will provide the motivation to go to another 100 Dodgers games next year.
We want to thank our other four finalists Adam, Lindsey, Jasmine and Jim. All our finalists are tremendously dedicated fans and any one of them would have been an excellent choice for Fan of the Year. This is always one of the hardest decisions we make all year. You can read up on all of our awesome finalists here.
Lastly, thank you to everyone who entered the competition this year. We had more entries this year than in the history of this competition and we can’t wait to see what you all come up with next year to prove your fandom.
Congratulations to Randi and keep showing your Fan Side!