DEEGAN ON LA-The Dodgers have regained their reputation as winners, despite that reputation having been shredded in two recent World Series.
Now we know, as divulged by the Major League Baseball Commissioner, that the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox, cheated their way to World Series victories.
Our “Boys in Blue” are back where they belong as the champions that we know they are, a fact reinforced by a baseball scandal as bad, or even worse, than the “Shoeless Joe Jackson–Black Sox” baseball scandal of 1919, when his team (actually the Chicago White Sox) worked together to fix the World Series. That was seventy-three years after the first officially recorded baseball game, which is said to have been when the New York Nine defeated the New York Knickerbockers 23-1 in four innings on June 19, 1846.
Finally! Something to unify LA and get the collective mind off politics, housing shortages, and the twin homeless and public health crises that have been such intractable headline issues for so long.
What timing at the start of the baseball season, as pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training camps, and with the first games of the spring…