Next year the Dodgers might celebrate the 30th anniversary of their last World Series appearance. It’s a party that only baseball fans in the northern half of the state hope to throw.
For much of the 2017 season, as the team put together one of the best midsummer performances in baseball history, it looked as if Dodgers fans would end up hanging at least a fresh league pennant at Chavez Ravine. But with the team now playing the worst baseball in the league, causing the anguish and disappointment that have defined Dodgers fandom for nearly three decades to return to Los Angeles, Times letter writers are once again fuming about their team.
Will the Dodgers bring their fans relief at long last? There’s still plenty of baseball left and time for the anxiety to build in Los Angeles, so expect readers to continue fuming.
Jim Gregory of Arroyo Grande calls for the next best thing to divine intervention:
In a slump that defies all rational explanation, could Vin Scully consider the possibility of calling a few games, until at least several of them are won? This is not a knock on the current broadcast crew, which is excellent. But if anybody can break a curse, it has to be Scully.
My dad and I had a difficult relationship. Scully’s call of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965, with us listening in our kitchen without breathing much, was a healing moment for us. Maybe the unmistakable sound of Vin’s voice can heal the Dodgers as well.
Roger Schwarz of Los Angeles faults the Dodgers management:
As so often happens in situations where people cannot figure out why something’s wrong or what the solution might be, the answer is staring us right in the face: cosmic justice.
Team owner Guggenheim Baseball Management shares responsibility for millions of Angelenos being shut out…