How Sweet it is; the fruits of victory!
It?s playoff time, the most exciting time in baseball. Teams have had this goal in mind since mid February when the players reported for Spring Training. The eight teams that are still playing know that this is the precursor to the World Series, and nothing is better than that.
You can throw out all the stats from the year, because everybody picks up their play in the post season. Managers are setting up their pitching staffs, putting together their best possible line-ups, and making sure their players are prepared, mentally, physically and fundamentally.
I would like to commend Ned Colletti, our general manager, for the fine job he has done this year in putting together a balanced roster of competitive ball players. I would also like to congratulate Grady Little for his leadership and poise. He did a great job managing the ball club and without him the Dodgers would not have won the wild card. A very special Thanks goes to Frank and Jamie McCourt for giving Dodger fans what they want, a winning baseball team.
And, once again, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for Commissioner Selig?s vision by enacting the wild card. He has made an outstanding contribution to the game of baseball.