So, in the middle of the wildest of champagne celebrations, there was Peter Guber, a Dodgers co-owner, soaking in the success.
When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez's three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotional utilityman just wanted to give his dad a big hug.
After his World Series-worthy heroics, he told reporters that being able to give his fellow Puerto Ricans something to smile about was one of the most important things about the game. The Dodgers and Yankees have met 11 times in the World Series since the two longtime rivals faced each other for the first time in 1941, when the Dodgers were based in Brooklyn. "We talked about unfinished business and wanting to bring a World Series back to Los Angeles". Guber, who is co-executive chairman of the Warriors, knows what it takes to win a championship.
And manager Dave Roberts also said Thursday left-hander Clayton Kershaw will start the series opener. "Knowing what goes into the (playoffs), to come back home and reset mentally and physically has been a huge benefit to us". Not to mention a 48-18 run advantage in the postseason, including 28-8 in the NLCS against the Cubs. Their pitchers delivered a 1.64 ERA to the Cubs' 5.36. The Dodgers, on the other hand, were almost untouchable on the mound. This popular ticket exchange has discounted 2017 Dodgers World Series Tickets for all budgets and seating preferences.
The Yankees were working on a pretty good movie themselves.
"It's progressing, obviously, in the right direction", Roberts said (via the Times), adding the Dodgers "expect him back for Game 1".
Puerto Rican MLB players have been vocal in their support of their homeland during these hard weeks, and Hernandez has been right there among them, participating in fund-raisers, auctions and partnerships, and raising awareness on social media. The winning pitcher on that night was Clayton Kershaw, who threw sic lovely innings, allowing only 3 hits to the Chicago Cubs en route to a National League Pennant. Despite having champagne burning in his eyes, Hernandez remained laser focused on the goal: winning the World Series.
"She said, "I'm going to your grandparents", they got the generator going and we're going to power on the TV and we're going to watch that game", he said.
Culberson seems certain to make the Dodgers' World Series roster as insurance against another injury for Seager.
"The season is worth nothing", Hernandez said.
Kris Bryant homered in the bottom of the fourth for Chicago's lone run. He is baseball's version of the Grim Reaper. We want to win a championship.