Growing up in LA, my memories have quite a bit to do with Kirk Gibson yelling out about the fruits of victory after each celebration leading up to the 1988 Championship and it’s hard to describe just how exciting today is for me and everyone in the Dodger organization. There are so many people that put in countless hours, making personal and professional sacrifices, hoping that somehow their team is one of the eight that still gets to play in October and this is such an incredible moment for all of them.
It’s also an amazing day for all of you, who have been dedicated to following this team on the blog all year long. When Scott Reifert at the White Sox first mentioned this to me, I was stunned to hear how many fans were living and dying with the lineups he posted and the thoughts he put up on line. Now I can see just how great it is to be able to reward all of you with some postseason baseball.
Two times in three years. That’s pretty impressive. And I hope we’re far from done. Scott was lucky enough to have his team win the World Series in the first year of Inside the White Sox, so why not us? Right now, I think that any of the eight teams heading to the postseason have a legitimate shot to win it all. We will be going in either having won seven in a row or seven of eight and we’ve been the hottest team in baseball for two months, having won 40 games since July 27. Only Oakland can match that.
Hopefully you all got to see the celebration today on TV. Sorry we couldn’t do it in front of the home crowd, but maybe the next one will be. It was quite a feeling, seeing so many months of hard work pay off.
Tomorrow, we go for the NL West and while we won’t have Derek Lowe on the mound, remember what Eric Stults did the last time he faced the Mets. It’s definitely possible to pull off one more win, so tune in and show your support. You’ve already outlasted my expectations for this blog this year and it can only get better from here!
The entire Dodger front office