During the Dodgers historic 43-7 streak, it appeared that nothing could go wrong for the club. Almost every night a new player stepped up and played the role of hero as the team racked up win after win. However, everything that was going right made a complete U-turn about two weeks ago.
Line drives started getting caught, pitches that appeared to be strikes were called balls, opponent ground balls were turning into doubles, nothing was working out for the team. Although the Dodgers still own the best record in baseball at 94-52, it appears they have turned to extreme measures to cure their recent woes. Despite winning Tuesday night behind another dominant Clayton Kershaw start, cameras spotted an intriguing figure standing among the helmets Wednesday night.
Jobu is a voodoo doll character made famous in the movie “Major League”. The movie was released just days after Opening Day 1989, and nobody needs to look up who won the World Series just six months prior. Is there a connection? That remains to be seen, but for the time being, it appears that the tactic has worked.
After beating the Giants on Tuesday, the Dodgers rolled to an easy 4-1 victory on Wednesday behind a strong outing from Yu Darvish. For now, the Dodgers are willing to try anything to get back to their winning ways, including hiding a fictional voodoo doll in the corner of the dugout to change around the fortunes of the team.
Last year, the Cleveland Indians made a similar move with a Jobu doll and that team went all the way to the World Series. Could a similar run be in the works for the Dodgers? The team has now won two games in a row for the first time since August 24th-25th and will look to continue their success as they begin a three game set starting Friday.
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