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Can the Dodgers Really Make the Postseason?

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Someone at work came up to me the other day sounding very optimistic about the Dodgers.

“They’ve been winning games again,” he said. “They have a chance to get to the playoffs.”

I really don’t like being the party pooper, but sometimes a situation dictates it.

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“Look,” I replied, “How many teams are in front of them in the wild card?”

“Well there are the Padres, Phillies and Braves.”

“And don’t forget about the Rockies, Cub and Brewers that are just on the Dodger’s heels,” I added. “Now with this clusterfuck of a race, do you think all of those teams will tank at the same time the Dodgers start winning?”

And so the conversation went on for another 15 minutes.