Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Consolation Day

Good morning. In less than 30 hours, Dodger fans will join Tigers fans from around the world. And you will be cheering the hardest any fans have against a team in the history of baseball. "Baseball." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps it's fate that today is the 23rd of October (the anniversary of the Dodgers first win in the '81 series), and you will once again be cheering for a team in the World Series... not for championships, pride, or bragging rights... but from humiliation. We are cheering for our right to live as Dodger fans.... to exist.

And should we win the day, the World Series will no longer be known as a mere championship series, but as the time the Dodger world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today, we root for, the Detroit Tigers!

Just imagine it's in Vin Scully's voice.