I hate the Los Angeles Dodgers. Always have, always will.
That being said, what the Dodgers are accomplishing right now is nothing short of remarkable.
A long, long time ago, the Dodgers trailed in the NL West by 9.5 games. Then they decided that losing was for everyone else in the league and rattled off a 42-8 run.
They now lead the NL West comfortably and are World Series favorites with a 9/2 line, according to bovada.lv.
It sickens me to see the Dodgers doing what they are doing, but even I can appreciate greatness when I see it.
The most impressive thing about this run is the absence of their best player, Matt Kemp. The team has established a “next in line” mentality that leads to AJ Ellis and Nick Punto winning games.
That kind of attitude is normally reserved for teams that didn’t spend a bajillion dollars constructing their roster.
This is a terrifying team, and the only question is if their run will continue through October. Vegas certainly thinks so. I, meanwhile, will sit in my room with a Yasiel Puig voodoo doll and hope for a postseason collapse.
Smart money says that won’t happen.
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