The Astros* winning the World Series was the only thing that could have gone wrong after the Dodgers lost the NLDS to their division rival.
Houston wins the First “Real” World Series, prompting a “interesting” reaction from Dodgers fans
The only thing that could have gone wrong after the Dodgers lost the NLDS to their division rival was that the Astros* won the World Series. Their first true one, excluding the one in which they had to cheat to beat the Dodgers in 2017.
Although most Dodger fans were disappointed that the Astros won the World Series, they could find solace in the fact that former LA player Dusty Baker was able to achieve his long-held goal of winning a World Series as a manager.
After 22 years of managing and five teams, this was his first World Series title. It came 41 years after he won a ring with the Dodgers in 1981.
So, while it may be bittersweet for Dusty Baker fans, Dodgers fans will never forget what the Astros took away from us five years ago.
Let’s hope the Dodgers can avenge their 2022 season and make some obvious changes to avoid history repeating itself.
We asked Dodgers fans for their thoughts on the World Series in 2022, and here are some of their responses:
Astros won thats it. My thoughts are about the dodgers. How do we continue to support them without significant change? Robert's should have hammered them during break to practice batting. Instead, mookie bowled, they didn't give a F and lost. We need a team culture change.
— Rene B (@ReneB74556241) November 6, 2022
As much as I hate the see the Astros win, I do like to see Dusty finally get a ring as a manger. Much deserved for this future HOF manager.
— SkepticCyclist 🚴♂️🚵⛷🥾 (@SkepticCyclist) November 6, 2022
If none of the players from 2017 were on the team I’d be fine with it. But instead they got away with cheating and here we are still looking at their faces. MLB failed us.
— turnbacktime (@MonaBoneJaken28) November 6, 2022
No props yet. Next year we’ll likely find out they cheated. Again. It’s a Texas thing.
— Jim Bergem (@Bergem) November 6, 2022
Again, no respect for Altuve, Bregman, and Gurriel.
Congrats to Peña on just a great year. Had huge shoes to fill and did an outstanding job doing so.
Yordan just smashed the hell out of that baseball
Congrats to Dusty on his first managerial WS ring.
— Jeffrey Solis (@azure_sol90) November 6, 2022