Convince a Neutral: Should you cheer for the D-backs or the Dodgers in the NLDS?
In the battle of Teams that Have Celebrated Clinching the Postseason by Jumping in the Chase Field Pool, you really can't go wrong.
On one side of the NLDS presented by T-Mobile, you have the venerable Dodgers: a stalwart club that won roughly a billion games in 2017, employs arguably the greatest active Major League pitcher and plays its games in one of the most beautiful stadiums in America. Add to that their classic uniforms and a postseason pedigree that's notable but not ostentatious, and you've got yourself a charming rooting interest.
But on the other side of the diamond, you've got the D-backs:
You may have heard of them:
This team hasn't won a Division Series since 2007, but if you look at the poise and joy on display in their wild NL Wild Card Game win, this seems to be the year they've decided to change that.
So, if you don't already have a rooting interest in this series, choosing one is harder than it might seem at first glance.
Thankfully, Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman laid out their arguments for why you should cheer for either the D-backs or the Dodgers. Check out the video up top, and when you've finally made your decision, let us know in the poll below:
There can only be one. Go with your gut. #NLDS— Cut4 (@Cut4) October 6, 2017
And tune in to the NLDS presented by T-Mobile on TBS at 10:30 p.m. ET.