Dodgers fans look back on the 2018 World Series and don’t have many good thoughts about it. That year was so odd just in general, with Los Angeles losing some big names and picking up a few others.
When they ran into the Red Sox in late October, it was too late for the Dodgers to find their groove. Boston was firing on all cylinders and would’ve swept them right out of the series if not for an 18-innning game.
This ain’t going to work…I was like, ‘Brianna, I see why we beat them in the World Series.’ It was because we were way more prepared than they were…I thought it was going to make some people mad, but it didn’t.
Betts talked about that first week with the team in a recent interview with GQ. Betts felt it was that lack of focus and determination that led to the Red Sox issuing the gentleman’s sweep over the Dodgers in 2018.
So when Mookie came to Los Angeles, he brought his work ethic with him. And now the Dodgers locker room is his, and we all know what he did with it in year 1. Imagine what he can do with the remaining 12 years…