Saturday, April 14, 2012

8-1... and 81

The Dodgers are 8-1.
The last time they were 8-1, it was 1981. And if you are a Dodger fan, you KNOW what that year means.

Of course it was Fernandomania and the Monday homer and the World Series title.
It was also the year that the great infield of Steve Garvey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell and Ron Cey got their World Series rings.

Dodger stars like Pedro Guerrero, Steve Yeager, Reggie Smith, Burt Hooton, Bob Welch and Jerry Reuss got to become World Champs. And they got to exact some revenge on the Yankees.

Lots of good feelings about that team. Seriously, wouldn't the legacy of the Dodgers be worse if those players retired without a Would Championship?

It was part of that 1980s glory years in Los Angeles. Twice in that decade the Lakers and Dodgers were the defending champions at the same time.

Will this be another glorious time in LA?
Remember I picked the Dodgers to win the West.

That pick may have looked bonkers, but here are 8 wins they won't have to make up later.

Is there a World Series title in the air?
Not likely, but did YOU pick the Cardinals to win it all last year?

It's beginning to look like good times in Chavez Ravine.
I guess a McCourt-ectomy would do that.

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