Fam, we are living in a dark timeline. We might have a World Series without a mascot. What will I do? WHAT WILL I DO!?!?
Seriously, though, congrats to the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose smart play and some Enrique Hernandez luck overcame the reigning World Champions to get to their first World Series since 1988.
Will we stop talking about Clayton Kershaw – who is hands down the very best pitcher of my generation – not showing up in the postseason? He’s in his prime now, and better than ever in my opinion. And he showed why he is one of the most feared athletes in baseball tonight with his performance.
Kike Hernandez (That’s Key-Kay, you guys, in case you are not familiar with his nickname) hit three home runs in this game, and the Dodgers absolutely destroyed the Cubs at the Friendly Confines, 11-1. The lone Cubs run was a homer from Kris Bryant.
So, as a Cubs fan, but also a fan of great baseball, where do I stand? Obviously, I have no ill will against the Dodgers. I like many of their players. Corey Seager is a lot of fun, Justin Turner aka JT The Red Panda is a scrappy dude that I’ve always enjoyed watching, Puig is your friend and mine and I might be the only person on this site who thinks this but I really like Chase Utley and I’m glad that a man with almost as much grey hair as Joe Maddon is still playing quality baseball. I’m happy for this team and their fanbase. There are many bandwagon fans in sports, but I have found that the Dodgers fans who are True Blue LA are exactly that. They are some of the most outspoken fans on Twitter (in a good way!) and they have a lot of energy. It will be fun to see that pent up energy after almost thirty years of not making it to the Big Show finally get released.
And, of course, it’s Prom Night for Clayton Kershaw. We will be witnesses, God willing. I want this man to get a World Series ring. Much like my beloved Maddux, a World Series ring will seal the deal of Kersh’s greatness and will shut everyone up forever.
The Astros and the Yankees still have games to play to decide who will meet the Dodgers there, but I am already excited about this matchup.
Friends, this will be fun.