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Dodgers Not Ready to Celebrate Until They Hoist the World Series Trophy

It took the Dodgers every last inning to get the job done against the Giants in the National League Divison Series. After the 2 NL West teams battled it out all season long for the top spot in the division, they gave baseball fans what they wanted. 

The pitching dominated in Game 5 to the point where fans were on the edge of their seat for every ball and strike called. The Dodgers started things out with Corey Knebel and would hand the ball of to Brusdar Graterol before bringing in Julio Urias

Ultimately, the Dodgers offense came through late and got the win. But that doesn’t mean they’re ready to dance in the street and call this season a win. Mookie Betts spoke after the game about what the win meant and how the Dodgers would proceed. 

I think this is just step 1 to our final goal. We can be happy right now, but I’m of the mindset that you’ve got to turn the page and be ready for the next series. You cant celebrate until you can hold up that World Series trophy. 

Max Scherzer made sure to add that the Dodgers “can party hard tonight” after Mookie‘s comment. and boy did the Dodgers ever part. The pictures that followed the Game 5 win were the stuff of legends with Scherzer storming the field without a shirt and soaked in beer. 

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But this is just step 1. The Dodgers will head out tomorrow to Atlanta to take on the Braves in a best-of-7 series. And while that series is on everyone’s mind at the moment, they rightfully took their time to celebrate a hard-fought win.

In the words of Kobe Bryant: Job’s not finished. 

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  1. Sure looked like they were ready to party after taking down the Giants. Personally, I’ve always wished the Dodgers as a team would hold off on their champagne shower parties until after winning the world series. It’s like, what’s the point of all that celebrating if you get eliminated the very next round. If I was in that situation I’d feel a little stupid, sorta like how Padres fans must have felt last year, mad celebrating after clinching a mere wildcard spot.

    Also, I feel like the celebrations can and do have an affect on players’ performance on the following game. Look what happened on game 1 against the Giants. Sure, maybe it’s just good pitching that shut us out…but is that really the only reason? “The world may never know…”

  2. Corleone, excellent point! Act like you’ve been there before! Because you have!

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