Happy days are here again as my favorite team is about to face off against the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS, which begins on Thursday. We haven't faced each other in the postseason for 16 years, so this should be a good one.
Here come my predictions of what to look forward to and what to watch out for:
|Can anyone here manage this game? en.wikipedia.org|
9. Don Mattingly will continue to fumble the batting order and use the wrong pinch hitters in the wrong ways under the wrong circumstances. Despite these and other questionable game strategies, the national media will push Mattingly forward as a serious candidate for Manager of the Year, as though his on-field decisions aren't part of the criteria for the award.
6. Magic Johnson will show up for Game 1 at a deserted Dodger Stadium, under the mistaken belief it's his scheduled bobblehead night.
3. Rock steady Adrian Gonzalez, El Jaguar, will continue onward as the most reliable and productive Dodger, playing every inning of every game, leading the team in home runs, RBI's and clutch hits over the series. The national - and the local Los Angeles media, for that matter - will continue to ignore his invaluable contributions.
|With apologies to www.zimbio.com|
Bonus Prediction: L.A. Dodgers win it in 5. Let's go, Dodgers!