Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the Game 6 loss
Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. Today is not a good day.
Game 6 thoughts
--The Cubs are a better team than the Dodgers, who picked a bad time to play below their capabilities.
--It’s easy to be mad at some of the more obnoxious Cubs fans out there, but when you see interviews like the women whose husband died a few months ago, crying because she wishes he was here to see this, you realize that for a lot of people, yesterday was a very special day.
--The Dodgers haven’t been in a World Series since 1988. The only teams with longer droughts: Seattle and Washington (never), Pittsburgh (1979), Milwaukee (1982) and Baltimore (1983).
--I wonder what Steve Bartman is thinking today.
--Joe Buck could barely call the final inning through his tears of joy.
--If you are looking for a breakdown of what changes the Dodgers will make, I’m going to wait a few days, once the emotions have settled down. There are definite improvements this team can make, but it’s never a good idea to make assessments when you are disappointed.
--All series long, I’m hoping for Andrew Toles to get more playing time, then he goes and makes that error.
--In fact, the Dodger defense seemed to be feeling a lot of pressure the last three games.
--Clayton Kershaw’s continued struggle in elimination games is just more testament to how amazing Sandy Koufax was.
--What else is left to say? I’ll be back a day or two after the World Series to discuss what the off-season holds for the Dodgers. Should they re-sign Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner? We’ll get into all of that and more. Until then, thanks for subscribing and thanks for reading.
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