NLCS Preview

Four teams remain from the original sixteen that started the postseason in the wildest and most unpredictable year in not only the history of baseball but arguably in our nation’s history. The NLCS will start today on this Columbus Day while many Americans are home from work planning their sports watching schedule, I have to focus, I have to get ready for battle, the Dodgers are four wins away from heading to the World Series. I have wandered down this road many times before, most of the time I have a thousand pound bag of negativity with me but not this time. For once, in this long tortured life of being a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I think we will be victorious, my confidence is at an all time high. This feeling that I have is most likely one of stupidity and the Dodgers are waiting to drop that piano from the roof and before I am able to realize what is occurring, I look up to see the base of the baby grand piano smashing my face to a million pieces and driving me six feet deep through the concrete.

I am currently trying to figure out a way to get to Globe Life Park in Arlington without missing any work. Tickets are reasonably priced and for the experience and content for the blog, we are trying to get this done, probably for either game four or five. The attendance cap on the NLCS and World Series is 11,500 people and I think this is going to make for a tremendous atmosphere and to give the NLCS and World Series that big game type of feeling.

Game one is crucial, Walker Buehler has been dealing with a lingering blister that he can’t get rid of and it has limited his innings throughout the post season. He needs to be effective early and let the Dodgers offense go to work and carry the momentum over from game three of the NLDS against the Padres. The pitching staff has been great, except for Kenley Jansen who nearly coughed up game two of the NLDS. There has been no official announcement whether or not he will continue to close games and my opinion is that we can not have him on the bump when the game is on the line. I think we need to turn the ball over to Blake Treinen and let Jansen build his confidence in another spot if possible, it might be the last time we see Jansen in a big situation in his Dodgers career.

Lets do this, it is time to return to glory. RANDY !!! CUE THE MUSIC!!