A baseball season, as well as the mere concept of being a diehard fan of one its teams, if nothing if not a rollercoaster ride, eliciting a full spectrum of emotions from those who choose to take the ride. A nightly visit to Twitter during games, among many other things, is proof of how much many of us care about this team. This 2018 Dodgers season has indeed already proven to be its own especially bumpy ride, with highs and lows, twists and turns that no one could have prepared for.
After a less than inspiring first month of the season, May arrived with the promise of spring and a new beginning. Then, the devastating news about Corey Seager punched the organization and its fans square in the gut, a rookie and 3 members of the team’s previously beleaguered bullpen threw a team no-hitter in Mexico, and our universally beloved Clayton Kershaw hit the disabled list.
The bullpen is good but the offense is asleep! The ride pivots. The bullpen is bad but the team scored 15 runs against the Giants! Our seats flip upside down and we are suspended in mi-air. The bullpen is good again but we will never score another runner from 3rd ever again! The ride enters a dark tunnel. We all scream!
And just think, it’s only mid-May. I hope you all have your seatbelts on, Dodger fans, because the ride is not ending for another 5 1/2 months.
When the ride of the season is over, whether we realize it right now or not, we will catch our breath and be sad that it’s over, already getting in line for the next ride. In the meantime, I hope you will all stick along for this one.
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