It’s hard to beat winning a World Series after a 32-year drought. But that’s the uphill battle that the Los Angeles Dodgers face heading into the 2021 season. It has been more than 20 years since any MLB team won back-to-back championships, and LA has the chance to get it done.
For Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, it sounds like it’s part of his legacy. Winning once doesn’t sound like it’s enough anymore. Friedman spoke with MLB.com this past week about what it means to have continued success.
There’s a great John Wooden quote on it, ‘Winning takes talent, but repeating takes character. And we feel really good about not only the talent we have on this roster, but also the character. And we feel like we’ll be well-positioned to do all we can to repeat in ’21.
In order to get back to the pinnacle of baseball, the Dodgers are going to have to replace a few departing free agents. While it seems like they’re involved in every rumor out there, LA ouuld stand pat and still have a pretty good shot at taking it all. We’re all happy about how 2020 went, but the team is just as hungry for another title.
Obviously, we couldn’t be any happier with how the 2020 season ended, but now it’s incumbent upon us to turn the page and focus on doing all we can to repeat. Looking back over time in baseball and seeing how difficult that has been is a challenge all of us are focused on.
We’ll always look back fondly at the 2020 Dodgers season for the joy that it brought us all in a dark time. Now let’s go get another one in 2021.
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