Another year, another early exit. Oh woe is me, what is wrong with my Dodgers??? If I knew the answer to that problem, I would be the GM. Actually I doubt anyone really knows the reason that for two straight years the Dodgers have been sent home very early.
I have theory’s, but that is about it. I do feel the five day layoff hurts the teams getting it more than MLB would like to admit. Now they have to learn from that failure.
Obviously whatever preparations they made did not work out so well. But how do you explain how your two biggest stars suddenly forgot how to hit a baseball hard???
It is really hard to sit and watch a team you dominated most of the season playing for a chance to go to the World Series. But for the second year in a row, that is where we are.
Thank the stars for USC football. I don’t watch the pros, and I quit following the Lakers years ago. Seems like they have a pretty good team though.
This winter I do have one project I need to finish. As I have been writing for this site and Marks, I have not worked on my model of the USS Indianapolis in a while. So as the snow begins to fall, pretty soon now, I will have plenty of time to finish it. It is a pretty difficult model to do. Lots of really small parts. I need a clamp and magnifying glass to do the anti-aircraft machine guns.
There won’t be much Dodger news for a while although McCullough interviewed for the Guardian’s vacancy. Kapler interviewed for the GM job with the Red Sox, and Luis Avilan, who spent a couple of seasons in LA, retired.
Wil Venable turned down an interview request with the Red Sox. And the Giants want to interview Bob Melvin, but need the Padres permission to do so and if they hired him, they no doubt would need to compensate the Padres. They also have some interest in Jason Varitek, the former Red Sox catcher.
There has been no news about Urias’s status with the judicial system at all. Is he even still in the country? Or did he go home to Mexico to await the decision?
We probably won’t know anything about Kershaw until maybe New Years. I think he will wait until after the holidays to make up his mind. I believe we will know about Ohtani sometime during the winter meetings.
Haven’t watched a single game of the playoffs. I have zero rooting interest. I just want Houston to lose.