The Los Angeles Dodgers appeared in their first World Series since the 1988 team won the title, but were unable to accomplish the same feat after losing Game 7 of the 2017 Fall Classic.
Many believed that this team would eventually accomplish that goal this season, but they unfortunately came up just one game short. However, everyone within the organization still feels that they have what it takes to get the job done in the future. They took time to reflect on the positives after that gut-wrenching defeat by discussing the current culture and great season that was compiled with miraculous moments.
Just told them there’s a lot to be proud of. We fell short, but that’s a good ball club over there. What we accomplished this season, to see these guys come together as men, as a team, really special group of men. – Dave Roberts
We’re not hanging our heads, because we’re such a good team, we could have easily won that game, or the series, and that’s how baseball is. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go your way, and today that was kind of the case. – Clayton Kershaw
Special group of guys, it really is. You go up-and-down lineup, the first guy on the roster to the 25th guy, to the guys that were in the minor leagues, and all the way down. I really love all of them. – Cody Bellinger
One thing about this, is how united we all are, and how every single person in here cares about each other. Just seeing how we came together as a group in here after losing that game – you can feel the pain. We all care, and that’s the type of character that you need in this locker room. – Kenley Jansen
Once we can kind of reflect on the year, you know, there’s a lot to be proud of. And we can use this as a learning experience for next year. Hopefully we become a better team for this and we can use this as motivation heading into the off-season and into spring training. – Chris Taylor
Furthermore, watch Yu Darvish discuss his outing and the feeling of coming up one win short of a World Series championship in the video below.
2017 definitely seemed like the year that the Boys in Blue would prevail, but that didn’t happen. Many fans and individuals that invested towards this magnificent organization are hurting right now, but that truly shows how much love everyone has for Dodger Blue. This unfathomable moment in history and unbelievable season will never be forgotten.
Nevertheless, the show must go on. A lot of questions were answered in 2017 and a few more concerns need to be addressed during the offseason. What could have been a beautiful moment has turned into a heartbreaking feeling, but that’s the beauty of this sport. The front office will get back to work as soon as possible, payroll availability will lead to new additions, and the players will be ready to get back to work in Spring Training.
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