Letters to the Editor: ‘I don’t sleep in October’ — on being a Dodger fan right now
A: What would it look like for the Dodgers to win the World Series? Right now, that seems like a tall order to me. I’d rather play the Astros, or the Rockies, to see who else gets into the playoffs. And who has more of a chance to win it all than the Dodgers? The Dodgers have more talent at this stage than anyone else. But, after watching the Dodgers struggle late this year, I’m of the mindset that a team with so much talent can’t win it all, and they have to take a long, hard look at their young players, and try to re-tool their way into contention. It’s not an easy task. It’s a massive challenge.
On Sunday, Dodger fans will take another look at this team for the first time since Sept. 24. The Giants played in October, and they lost. The Dodgers are going to face the Reds in the NL Division Series, and the Astros in the wild-card game. If I were a Dodger fan right now, I might be watching the games on TV — and not in my living room, where I have a great view of the TV.
I’m a big believer in baseball analogies. I like to talk about the game as a team, as an organization, as a franchise. That’s why I really like the slogan that the Dodgers’ owners have adopted this year — the “All-Star Company,” and I fully embrace that message. I like it how my Dodgers have the same logo as the Yankees or the Red Sox, with the same color scheme. I think it shows how much they’ve invested in this franchise, and the fans love it. It’s the same way that the Dodgers used to play with the “World Series Champions” moniker, and I like the fact that they’re just one of four clubs in Major League Baseball that don’t use it.
We’re all watching