|Matt Holliday's two run blast turned out to be the decider. (photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports)|
Hanley Ramirez’ broken rib has debilitated him to the point that he can’t go. That’s the bad news and for a Dodger offense that has been struggling, it's incredibly bad news, but the championship teams overcome injuries and once again the Dodgers will have to prove they can do so.
Game three, 1977 NLCS against the Phillies. I listened to that amazing Dodger comeback victory unfold when they scored three ninth innings runs as I walked home from school. It was a 3 mile trek to my home and I’ll never forget the exact spot I was at when Manny Mota scored on that Davey Lopes smash that was a bang-bang play at first base. Jerry Doggett was calling the action at the time and it wasn’t until later that I saw the replay and saw how close the play was. But there I was, with a plastic “Snoopy” radio glued to my ear, getting the images through the magic of of baseball audio described by a great announcer. I jumped in joy on a street corner that will always be a special spot for me because of that moment. Baseball can be so great.
Dare I say it? The Dancing "Rally Bear" was ejected from the Stadium yesterday. Is it possible that a "Curse of the Dancing Rally Bear" is in affect?