Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goodbye, 2006

Ken Gurnick at offers a retrospective of the 2006 Dodgers in "Dodgers dug out of trenches in '06: Despite injuries, club gained ground under new management":

In the first season with Ned Colletti as general manager and Grady Little as field manager, the Dodgers gained 17 games in the standings, finishing in a tie for the division title and advancing to the playoffs as the Wild Card, losing in three games to the Mets in the Division Series.

And there were more dramatics in September and October alone than in entire years previous.

Here's hoping 2007 has more moments like 4+1 (per Dodger Thoughts) and fewer like certain playoff baserunning disasters.