Ahhhh! It's in the dark. No, it's under the bed. Voices in the head. No, wait, it's everywhere.
Or it could just be the mother-in-law. Whatever your nightmare, they say it’s best to face it head-on. And so here go the
That’s right, beneath the Gateway Arch lie buried the remnants of Dodgers’ championship hopes from the past two postseasons.
They call themselves
Certainly, the past two years the Cardinals plain schooled the Dodgers in the postseason, beat a team that appeared to be clearly more talented. It absolutely did not matter. Last year, the Cardinals took the Dodgers in four games in the division series and then lost the pennant to the
Tonight the teams meet for the first time since the Cardinals eliminated the Dodgers in Game 4 of last year’s division series. The two teams with the best records in the
Hey, the Bulls had to get past the Pistons. Joe Montana had to push the 49ers past the Cowboys. The Lakers had the Celtics. And now the Dodgers have their very own Gashouse Gang antagonists.
Let's face it, if the Dodgers are ever going to claim their first World Series title since 1988, they're going to have to learn how to beat the Cardinals. And not just in the regular season – they actually edged St. Louis 4-3 last season – but in the playoffs.
Still, these next 10 days could offer a very nice proclamation that the Dodgers are tired of this second-tier status in the NL, when they meet the Cardinals seven times.