Vin Scully has been out of baseball for a couple of years now, so we’ll give him some slack on this one. The Dodgers legendary broadcaster has been watching the World Series games from his house wondering when Los Angeles was going to get the job done.
In an interview with USA Today, Vin really thought the series would have been wrapped up by now. In fact, he didn’t see the Dodgers going more than 5 games with the Tampa Bay Rays.
I don’t mean to put anybody down, but when the series started, I thought the Dodgers would win in five. Not that I know anything, but my thought is, what’s taking them so long?
I can’t tell if that’s a major faith in his Dodgers or a shot at the Rays, but I love it nonetheless. But Vin went on to say that he felt his Los Angeles team was much better, and that it would be a very big surprise to him if the Rays managed to pull out a win in the World Series.
I guess it’s not so much the failings of the Dodgers, but it’s a tribute to the Rays. They don’t look very formidable on television, I tell you that. They don’t look like a team that scores a lot of runs…Watching the Dodgers all year, the Dodgers are a far better team, a far more formidable team. I don’t think the people in Tampa will argue. Sometimes the weak beats the strong, but these fellows don’t impose a formidable threat. I would be totally and completely shocked if they lost.
Scully retired from the broadcast booth following the 2016 regular-season. Since that time, the Dodgers have made 3 World Series appearances in 4 short years. This is the second time in those 3 appearances that they are just 1 win away from a World Series title, in what would be the first championship in 32 years.