This is a different episode of “Dugout Blues.” You’re going to hear anger, disappointment, defeat and, believe it or not, some subtle optimism from Jared and myself.
We recap, angrily, a painful Game 5 that saw so many things go wrong for the Dodgers. We also preview Game 6, which is as must-win as it gets.
This is it, folks. This is put up or shut up time. There is no more margin for error. Guys are going to have to come out of their comfort zone and do a little more if the Dodgers are going to be World Series champions. If they don’t, it’s going to be a long, long winter.
If they win Game 6, they have an excellent chance of winning Game 7. If they’re going to ultimately lose Game 7, then I’d rather the Astros blow the Dodgers out in Game 6. I know there’s no way of determining that, but I don’t think I (or Jared, or you, the listener/reader) could handle that level of heartbreak. So here’s an idea: Just fucking win.
It’s the biggest game in 29 years. Here’s hoping Jared and I are able to record later tonight or tomorrow morning before a Game 7. If not, then just pray for us.
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