Right here, right now, the LosAngeles Dodgers, who were long ago declared dead and buried (by many, including me), are the hottest teamk in baseball and stand poised to pull within one game of .500 with their Ace on the hill today. It would take an incredible run, but it is possible that by next weekend the streaking Dodgers could overtake the Giants and be within 3-5 games of the Diamondbacks. I am not predicting that – just pointing out possibilities.
Let’s say that a week from Monday, as the Dodgers start a 5 game series with the D-Backs, that they are 3 games out of first place (just close your eyes and pretend). If the Dodgers were to sweep that series, they would be tied for first place and would have 6 more games with the Diamondbacks, 3 with the Giants, 3 with the Pirates and 3 with the Padres. The odds are long, but this is baseball and anything is possible. Remember 1988?
This 2011 version of the Dodgers has went from being under-performing laughingstocks to junk yard dogs, who “just win, Baby.”
My question is this: If the unthinkable happens and the Dodgers get back in the race, are you going to support them?
Are you a Dodger fan or a McCourt hater?
Frank McCourt is not a Dodger – he just owns them. He will never be in the Dodger Hall-of-Fame. Walter O’Malley was the only Dodger owner worthy of that.
Frank McCourt is not a Dodger, but Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and Dee Gordon are, and may someday be in the Dodger Hall-of-Fame.
Frank McCourt is not a Dodger, but the re-surgent James Loney and Andre Ethier are, as are Justin Sellers, Aaron Miles and Jamey Carroll.
Frank McCourt is not a Dodger, but the Dodger pitchers are, and have climbed to 5th in the NL in pitching (6th in MLB) and since Jeff Pentland left they have climbed to 8th in the NL in hitting after being next to last.
Frank McCourt is not a Dodger, but I am!
Always was, always will be!
I’ll relent and be at the Ravine if the above happens.
Dodger fans: If that happens, you owe to these 2011 Dodgers to pack the house and rock the place to it’s foundations!