Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dodgers clinch Western Division title.

In a year that has been so improbable, the completely bizarre has happened. The Dodgers are champions of the Western Division of Baseball and they didn't even have to take a swing or put on a cup.

That's right sports fans, the Los "Ang-uh-lus" Dodgers have done what no one thought could be done, they have perservered in the face of all the strange adversity, created mostly by themselves, to put together the greatest September in their history defeating every pathetic team in the National League while winning a division title to boot. Trust me though folks, beating terrible teams takes a high level of talent, and just plain terrible rotten players battling you.

But seriously folks, this is an incredible day. And of course the Azul did it like they do everything else, they even clinch strange. The St. Louis Cardinals, and gombare Tony LARussa, helped us out by destroying the annihilated Arizona Snakes by a destruction of 12 to 3. And now the real fun begins: figuring out who the heck we play in the first round of the playoffs. What a cluster fuck that is. While we are sending out our B-team to play the Padres tonight, along with Jeff Kent and the never-say-die little rooster Rafael Furcal, the Mets will be battling for their playoff lives. Hoping to stay in contention with the Brewers for the wild card (flat footed tie), the Mets will start a three game series against the Marlins in rain soaked Florida. The Phillies are running away with the East at the moment with a game and a half lead on the Metropolitans. Compounding everything will be the weather in Florida, which is supposed to rain non-stop for three full days, possibly rearranging the entire NL playoffs.

In the meantime, the Dodgers have to figure out their postseason roster to determine if Kent or Furcal can actually be on it. I guarantee you that Joe Torre will want to see at least three consecutive games from both of them to be assured that they are capable of playing. I mean, while Joe is a veteran queen, he still will not mess up the team chemistry by doing anything rash. Although he may have a very difficult decision about Garciaparra and Loney at first, and Kershaw and Kuroda for the third starter in a short series. No doubt D. Lowe starts game one against whoever, with Bills in the wings for game two.

Prediction for the post: Are you kidding me? This team is so enigmatic they could go three and out just like our recent forefathers, or win the whole kit and kaboodle. And wouldn't THAT make Georgey Pordgey Steinbrenner happy.


Blogger Michael Pascoe said...

The trouble with blogging something when you are in a hurry is that you fuck up and wipe out all of your post. So, here goes again.

Torre is going to have a mini Spring Training game to see who will make the cut for the playoffs. So, hold on to your Dodger hats boys and girls, this thing is not over with. (Gives you a reason to watch the rest of the week).

Dodger Tony, what's the total attendance this season? Did we clear 4 million?

4:52 PM  
Blogger Tony Forkush said...

I don't think we did. Although, with tickets sold it just be close to the 4 mil mark. However, the economy has definitely affected turnout at the games. Remember, they determine attendance as tickets SOLD not actually ATTENDED.


5:12 PM  
Blogger JamieB. said...

Congratulations, Dodgers fans. I thought Manny coming to town would bring balls bouncing off the top of his head and racially tinged remarks from old school baseball me (to myself, of course, and maybe one other person) I forgot about all the home runs and how everybody hits better being around him and how much confidence he inspires. Team looking unstoppable.

6:34 PM  
Blogger JamieB. said...

Update: Team not looking unstoppable but they're in it still. Many teams have won from 0 and 2.

8:33 PM  

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