Culver City Observer -

By Steve Finley
Sports Editor 

It's a clean sweep for professional teams in Los Angeles

 

October 29, 2020

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Mooke Betts hits a home run in Game 6 of the World Series.

It's a great time to be a Los Angeles sports fan, especially for the last few

weeks. The Lakers won the NBA championship a few weeks ago, the Dodgers won

the World Series last Tuesday, the LAFC soccer team beat the Galaxy last Sunday,

the Chargers won their game last Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi

Stadium and the Rams dominated the Chicago Bears on Monday Night football at

SoFi. How sweet it is.

Out of all of the victories, the Dodgers ' win maybe the icing on the cake for

several reasons. First, it's their first World Series win in 32 years and second,

manager Dave Roberts can finally silence his critics. The Dodgers, under Roberts

have been to the World Series several times in the last few years and they came

away with the second place trophy.

"I am happy that we finally did it," said Roberts after the game. "I try not to

make things personal. I'm just happy for the organization and I am happy for the

players and I am happy that I was able to help lead this team to championship.

There are always going to be skeptics but this is something no one can take away

from us."

In the final game last Tuesday Roberts was at his best. He made all of the right

moves. Roberts has had some talented teams in the past but he felt this team was

special during training camp. "I had a crazy feeling that came to fruition. It's just a

special group of players," said Roberts. "All that we had to overcome; I just knew

that we were not going to be denied this year. Right now I am just looking at

everyone and celebrating with everyone else but it's sinking in pretty quickly. I am

just over the moon."

One player who was really happy was long time Dodger pitching ace and future

Hall of Famer, Clayton Kershaw. "I have been saying World Series champs in my

head over and over again just to see if it will sink in. I can't put it into words yet. I

am just so thankful to be a part of this group of guys. The only thing that would

have made it better was to have been at Dodger Stadium but there were a lot of

Dodger fans here tonight."

For the Most Valuable Player of the World Series, Corey Seager, he still

remembers the long road to winning a championship. "It means everything,

going through the injuries and everything like that and missing out on a World

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias was outstanding in the World Series. He pitched the final innings in Game 6.

Series Championship really hurt but to be able to come back with a team that has

been there and to know what it feels like to lose and to get back and be able to

finish, it's special."

Even with anything going great for the Dodgers something had to go wrong.

Dodger's third baseman Justin Turner was pull from the game in the seventh

inning because he had tested positive for the coronavirus. "That hurts," said

Roberts after the game. "I have not had a chance to speak to him. I am still trying

to find out what happened but I can't wait to see him. It was basically the trainer

telling me he had to come out immediately because he had tested positive."

 

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