Merry Christmas to all our readers! To say that 2021 was a roller coaster of a season would be an understatement. The return from the first World Championship in decades saw injuries rip through the roster the whole year, but the team still gave us plenty of excitement with a courageous playoff run.
As 2022 approaches, there’s a similar sense of uncertainty as the previous two seasons. This time around, though, fans contend with the threat of the first work stoppage in over 25 years. While neither the players nor the owners seem to be budging as the calendar changes to a new year, everyone remains hopeful for an agreement before Opening Day.
No question, the Dodgers have one of the most dedicated fan bases in baseball, even during a transaction freeze. Because of your constant support in this space, we’ll be embarking on our eighth year of operation. If it wasn’t for the loyalty of our dedicated fanbase, we would probably have fizzled out many years ago.
For sure, it’s been a blessing to have an open canvas to share our thoughts and report news about our favorite team and its minor league affiliates. Both Andy and I feel privileged and humbled to have been here from the beginning. Because of the commitment from our audience, we continue to grow, establishing new viewing records with each passing year—even with all the madness in 2020 and 2021.
Personally, I would like to thank Andy and José for all their hard work. Admittedly, there was a point not so long ago when I thought about taking a sportswriting hiatus, but a few chats with Andy convinced me to hang around just a little longer.
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Although there was a slight surge of signings before the CBA’s expiration at the beginning of the month, there’s still a lot of roster-building work to be done. While there’s a decent core of players already in place, there are still plenty of personnel decisions that need to be made once the league lifts the freeze.
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Here’s to hoping all our viewers have a fantastic start to 2022 and that the Dodgers make yet another strong postseason run.