On Tuesday, Terry Collins will go where no Dodgers manager has gone in 27 years. Collins will manage in the World Series.
The New York Mets hired him as their manager in 2010. He spent the previous decade on a journey through the baseball wilderness, at one point running the Dodgers' minor league system. He likes to tell a story from 2006, when a pitching coach stopped him on one field and asked if he had seen the phenom throwing on the other field.
"Not yet," Collins said.
"Oh, wow," the pitching coach said, then turned and walked away.
The phenom was an 18-year-old left-hander named Clayton Kershaw, and the...