Nobody thought we could do this! Nobody picked us to win! Nobody thought we could pick matching socks!
It's tiresome at the high school and collegiate level, but you'd think by the time they become professionals they'd have discovered a new shtick.
Nope, you still hear it all the time. Is
“We get no love from anyone,” said Braves backup catcher
There may be no crying in baseball, but there sure is plenty of whining.
Some of the Braves apparently feel slighted because the Dodgers are favored to win their division series. Why can't one team be favored without the other taking it as great insult?
Hey, somebody is favored in every contest of every stripe. Pretty sure the Spartans knew they weren't the favorites at Thermopylae, but don't think they bothered weeping, "We get no respect!" I have never been favored in a single disagreement with my wife.
So if you were going to forecast a winner of the Dodgers-Braves series, why wouldn’t you go with the team that can start
That doesn't mean the world will be shocked if the Braves win. They have a very good lineup and rotation, and maybe the best bullpen in baseball. They have home-field advantage, in one of the few ballparks where it may mean something. They took five of seven games from the Dodgers in the regular season.
The Dodgers’ prized four-man outfield is down one superstar (Matt Kemp), possibly down another (
If the Braves win, it will not be the Miracle on Grass.
“Nobody’s picked us all year anyway,” third baseman
And they lived and everything. Didn't we learn in "The Crying Game" that people aren't always what you expect them to be? Play the games and see what happens.
"We have a good team and we think we can beat anybody, whether it's Kershaw or whoever. Whoever it is, we think we're going to win. That's pretty much the bottom line.