That I got to meet so many of you wonderful fellow fans on Twitter, we all pulled together & kept the chats interesting. Having social media friends all over the USA was awesome, then to be rewarded with a Championship was oh so sweet!
The health of my friends and family, number one always. Also the fact that I still technically have a job and had help paying my bills when it could have been a lot worse. Also, Dodgers winning finally!
This year, we finally got what has been so elusive for so long. Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner finally have their rings. All of the keeping of players who were trade fodder for years paid off – Corey Seager and Julio Urías came up huge in the World Series. Players fans loved to complain about, like Austin Barnes, came through when the team needed them most. And the Dodgers finally signed that big name to a huge contract, and Mookie Betts brought the team to the promised land.
We here at Think Blue Planning Committee are most grateful for you, our faithful readers. We’d never be able to write about the team we love if there weren’t so many of you to keep supporting us. Dennis and I just celebrated our fifth birthday of this little blog, and your continued readership means the world to us.
Wherever and however you are celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Here’s to at least another five years of TBPC.
Just in case you’re a fan of the Dodgers and your attention was diverted to other national news on Friday morning, Major League Baseball has completed its investigation of the events following the Los Angeles Dodgers’ victory in Game 6 of the World Series.
While there isn’t any baseball until late February when pitchers and catchers report to spring training, it doesn’t mean baseball takes a break, as many activities continue year-round. Teams have begun to hire new managers, and soon teams will look to make free-agent offseason splashes. While the winter meetings may not be the same as previous years, baseball fans across the world will be refreshing their Twitter feed to hear the latest rumors as the offseason progresses.
Enough about 1988! For the first time in 32 years, the Dodgers have won the World Series. The seventh title in franchise history. The most tumultuous year of the century in which many didn’t know what was in store, with baseball as an afterthought. No one knew if a Major League season would even take place. But baseball eventually got up and dusted itself off, and in the end, one team was standing—the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In a contest that easily could have been considered a must-win affair for Los Angeles, the Dodgers did just enough to outlast the Rays 4-2 in Game 5, setting the stage for a potential series clincher in Game 6 on Tuesday.
Despite being one out away from complete control of the World Series, things fell apart at the seams for the Dodgers at the end of Game 4, as the Rays scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to secure an 8-7 victory, evening the series at two games apiece.