The Los Angeles Dodgers reached the World Series for the second straight year and fell short for the second straight year. 2019 will be different.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers lost Game 7 of the 2017 World Series there was a common thought process for most fans — well, after the immense sadness and pain wore off.
Fans immediately began to compare the 2017-2018 Los Angeles Dodgers to the 2014-2015 Kansas City Royals. Kansas City looked like the team of destiny in 2014, the Dodgers looked like the team of destiny in 2017. 2015 marked 30 years since the Royals last won it all, 2018 marked 30 years since the Dodgers last won it all.
With the Dodgers once again winning the National League Pennant, it seemed like this dream could be a reality. It wasn’t and the better team won the World Series in five games.
This one was not as painful as the first. 2017 was the Dodgers year and I think that the 2017 Dodgers are better than both the 2017 Houston Astros and 2018 Boston Red Sox. The only problem is, the best team doesn’t always win. The best team did not win in 2017; the best team did win in 2018.
The Dodgers are still built like winners and are going to look to win the team’s third straight National League Pennant and break the team’s World Series losing streak in the process.
It might be a bit optimistic, but I genuinely think the Dodgers can get it done in 2019. This season, although it was fun, never really seemed to get into full swing; this team never reached max potential and started firing on all cylinders. Next year, they will and will win the World Series; here are three reasons why.