A recent Associated Press story (linked here) took the possibility of the Dodgers and Angels surviving through the playoffs to somehow meet in the World Series to see who out there would buy it.
Since 1961, when the two teams existed together in L.A., they’ve only made the playoffs together one other time — 2004, and both were knocked out in the first round.
Writer John Nadal tracked down Marc Ludwick and Karen Hollyfield, season ticket-holders at Dodger Stadium who live in Santa Clarita and make the 80-mile round trip to Dodger Stadium, as well as the 140-mile trip to Angels Stadium to see them play as well.
Hollyfield said she’d probably root for the Dodgers in a Freeway World Series.
“It’s never going to happen, though,” she said. “We’ll be lucky if they go to the playoffs and win one game. The Angels are fantastic, though.”
Said Ludwick: “It’s a rivalry matchup that’s long overdue. I think the city would certainly relish seeing that World Series matchup. We have exhibitions and the interleague play between them, but that would really be something.”
TBS begins the MLB playoff coverage with three of the four to-be-determined pairings on Wednesday. We’re curious as to how well received the Tampa Bay
Devil Rays will be received. Have you seen a Rays game from start to finish yet this season?
That’s what we’ll get into with Friday’s media column, as well as some of the other burning issues of the media day. Just as soon as we put on our oven mitt and figure out what those are.