Gia surprised me with tickets to the game yesterday. I woke up with tickets under my pillow, so apparently she’s already practicing for when we have kids and they lose their teeth. So the Ticket Fairy came two nights ago, and I didn’t even have to lose any teeth. Dodgers won, clintched a playoff berth, and it couldn’t have come at a better time or place. You might think the Dodgers clintched behind a solid Maddux performance. Perhaps the win was due to aggressive base running that saw Kenny Lofton and Jeff Kent score on plays that they shouldn’t have. Maddux even got into the action and swiped a base (after he slid into 2nd, I honestly didn’t think he would get up). You might think Saito had something to do with the win by shutting the Giants down again in the 9th. You should think, however, the Dodgers won because Davis was there again on the 161st game of the season. In 2004, on the 2nd to last game of the season, I was at Dodger Stadium to watch the Dodgers win the division, and again in 2006, on the 2nd to last game of the season, Davis was at it again. Clearly the Dodgers can’t get into the playoffs unless I watch them play on the 2nd to last game of the season.
Aside from all the nonsense in the last paragraph, it was a great game. There were so many Dodger fans there it honestly didn’t feel like we were in San Francisco. After the last out, the place seriously errupted. It was pretty awesome to see the Dodgers celebrate on SF’s field. Believe me, I’m not gloating. All I’m saying is it’s about time Giants fans understand what it’s like to be a Dodger fan.