Time for a Dodger / Giant postseason matchup
I’ll be gone for a few days, I hope by the time I come back that the Dodgers will have already vanquished the Cardinals, and that Bumgarner made sure the National/Giant series goes at least four games.
Since early June, I’ve been baying about a possible Dodger / Giant postseason series. Most of my Dodger friends were not keen on the notion, but I’ve noticed that has changed in the past week. Probably for two reasons:
- Nationals look like a formidable opponent, and if the Giants can take them out so much the better
- The Giants do not look very formidable unless Bumgarner is on the mound.
I don’t care about one or two. I just think it would make for a great NLCS to have the Dodgers playing the Giants. It does not happen as often as it feels like but those Yankee / Red Sox post season series have elevated the game of baseball. To put the Dodger / Giant rivalry on a higher plane means meeting in the postseason.
The Dodgers will do their part starting tomorrow night. Not many (including myself) expect the Giants to give the Nationals much of a series. I’m on record as expecting the winner of the NLCS to win the World Series. Of course that is predicated on the match up being the Nationals and Dodgers. It would please me greatly if the Giants surpass expectations and defeat the Nationals. It would displease me (and everyone who reads this) if the Cardinals do the same.
I hope this does not became a case of beware what you hope for.
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