Is the Third Time the Charm for the LA Dodgers?

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have just won their third consecutive National League West title. Although this is great news, Dodgers fans are somewhat skeptical and have their eyes set on what’s next: the playoffs.

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So will the third time be the charm for the LA Dodgers, who haven’t won a World Series since 1988? Yes, you read that right, 1988 – the year the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio, which is nearly complete as of this year. This is good news for humanity, but a worrisome statistic for the Dodgers, because if they don’t win this year, it means that the worldwide eradication of polio is an easier feat than a Dodgers championship.

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Puerto Rican outfielder Kiké Hernandez had a great comeback after being activated from the disabled list by scoring the first run of the game and hitting a homer at last night’s game, which the Dodgers won decisively with an 8-0 score over the San Francisco Giants.

As an extra motivator, they eliminated the Giants from the postseason, who have won three of the last five seasons.

So now that the former Brooklyn Dodgers are once again on the big stage, let’s keep on an eye on them, because as they say, la tercera es la vencida.