Before we start this thing off, let me just say that we still have every bit of respect for the Dodgers 1988 team. What they were able to accomplish in a year that featured a ragtag team of misfits was truly magical and unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
With that being said, we’re so happy knowing that we won’t have to keep talking about that team that won 32 years ago. Dodgers President Stan Kasten is also ecstatic that he doesn’t have to keep watching the Kirk Gibson highlights at Chavez Ravine every night. Kasten made an appearance on MLB Network Radio to talk about the added benefit of winning the World Series in 2020.
I told him [Vin Scully] that I’m happy for two groups of people. The first are writers who can stop talking about ’88 alright? We can stop talking about that every night. And the second group are those of us who are here at games every night because now we have another highlight clip to play instead of Kirk Gibson…to be able to change the script on those things is really important.
We love Kirk Gibson, and that will always be a fan favorite in terms of Dodgers’ memories. But after 32 years of waiting, we finally have a World Series of our own to celebrate, and it feels so so good. It has to feel particularly good for Kasten who took over the organization with the change of ownership from the Frank McCourt era. What a wild ride it has been Stan, let’s win a few more this decade.
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