Dodgers: Hey! Look at me! I’m an NL West Division winner four times in a row! Aren’t I great? Aren’t you happy? We’re all happy in here! Woo hoo! Home field advantage? What’s that? I thought that’s what the All-Star Game is for? Why you cry? Why the sad face?
Dodger fans: It’s been 28 long damn years since you won a championship. Get over yourself. Win, damn it! Win the NLDS! Win the NLCS! Win the World Series! Don’t come home without those championship rings!
Hmmm. What other NL team won a lot of division titles, but had a hard time getting a World Series Championship? Wasn’t too long ago, let’s see? Oh yeah, the Atlanta Braves won 14 division titles in 15 years (1991-2005), but only won one World Series Championship (1995). I wonder who was running that club? Oh, geez! Stan Kasten was the president of the Atlanta Braves from 1986 to 2003. What have we here? Freaking Stan Kasten, the president of the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning on April 30, 2012. He has proceeded to lead the Dodgers to four straight NL West division titles from 2013 through 2016. Stan says: “World Series? What’s that?”