There’s a line in an old episode of Sex and the City that has struck a chord with me any time I’ve heard it. Perennially single, often cynical Miranda is having an anxiety attack while getting ready for a date with an extremely handsome guy she met, and she’s not used to this kind of attention.
“He’s so good-looking, he’s out of my league!”, she tells her best friend Carrie on the phone.
“Wait” – says Carrie to Miranda. “Maybe this is karma – you’re finally getting what you deserve!”
All these many years later this line came to mind while I was watching the Blue Heaven podcast last week, when Brook and FRG first excitedly discuss the acquisition of Mookie Betts, and make reference to the idea that we are not used to this as Dodgers fans – that is, this kind of excitement and possibility, getting what we want, THIS KIND OF LINEUP.
Thank you for watching the SHOW!
WE GOT MOOKIE BETTS! https://t.co/tlGv2Otvd1
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) February 5, 2020
Karma has been on my mind a lot this off-season as we have all processed the ugliness and far-reaching consequences of the Astros’ extremely poor choices over the last few years, and it was starting to feel as though it was never going to work in our favor.
The last six baseball seasons have been emotional – up, down, wild, crazy, from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, and as our Jason McClure wrote recently, this off-season has been a wild, emotional trip all on its own. So now, finally, with this week’s trade rollercoaster ride mercifully coming to a stop, I’m beyond ready to leave the negativity behind and focus on all of the positive and potential this season brings.
Our old friend karma sure does work in mysterious ways, which begs the question: does what goes around actually come around?
With this season just around the corner and all of the excitement and promise this blockbuster trade brings, Dodgers fans, I say the answer to that question is Yes.
Yes, we are finally getting what we deserve. Enjoy every moment!