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Dodgers get their wish for a postseason rematch with the Cubs

Dodgers get their wish for a postseason rematch with the Cubs

During the 357 days between then and now, from the end of one Dodgers season to the apex of another, the players have not forgotten the details.

The night of Oct. 22, 2016, the sixth game of the National League Championship Series, looms large in the story of the 2017 Dodgers. They remember waiting. They remember feeling wounded. They remember vowing to return.

On that night, the Cubs eliminated the Dodgers from the postseason and subjected them to an extended celebration at Wrigley Field. For several hours, the traffic around the ballpark prevented the Dodgers’ team bus from leaving the premises. The players huddled inside the antiquated visitors clubhouse and stewed and...

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