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Cut4 Postseason Primer: Los Angeles Dodgers

From 30 World Series hopefuls, only a few remain. In case you haven't been following every contender, here's a catch-up on what you missed and what to expect next. In this edition: The Los Angeles Dodgers.


On June 21, the Dodgers were 31-42 and at the bottom of the NL West. And then ... 

From the following day through August 23, Los Angeles compiled a 46-10 record, took over first place and eventually won the division. With a roster that includes Clayton Kershaw, Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig, it was only a matter of time before Donnie Baseball's squad started rolling.

A few highlights from the year that was: 

5. James Harden was not happy about the Dodgers' slow start:

James Harden, glare

But Danny DeVito was pumped when the boys in blue got hot:

Danny Devito, dance


4. Korean pop star Psy performed for Dodgers fans, countryman Hyun-Jin Ryu and yep, Tommy Lasorda:



3. Vin Scully had a bobblehead night and it got highly emotional:

2. Former Giants closer Brian Wilson joined the Dodgers bullpen late in the season. He didn't dye his beard blue, but we'll always have this artist's rendering:

Brian Wilson, beard


1. Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig proved he could throw:


And catch:


And hit:

Yasiel Puig started Tuesday's game on the bench, but that's not where he finished it:

And do the worm:



So, what can we expect from the Dodgers in October? A few predictions:

  • Mr. Ed makes a triumphant return to Dodger Stadium, providing a key power stroke off the bench.

  • Vin Scully expounds on the history of paint drying for several innings. Because it's Vin Scully, the broadcast is still one of the most exciting in recent memory.

  • There will be at least one celebrity sighting. Probably just a C-lister, though -- don't get your hopes up. 

  • Brian Wilson continues an odd ritual of dousing himself in various condiments prior to postgame interviews.

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