Let me show you punks how it's done!
The Dodgers survived a roller coaster of a sixth defense of their Baseball World Heavyweight Title belt against the Rockies, earning a split of a four-game series. This one was not the slightest bit pretty for the champs. To begin with, the Dodgers thought they had another shortened victory in the bag after the Rockies arch nemesis, Rain, intervened yet again on Thursday night. The interference backfired, however, when the Dodgers were forced to finish the fall, and were shocked by CarGo in the ninth. The champs bounced back with Clayton Kershaw's 100th career win on Friday, but were then quickly embarrassed, losing the third fall in front of a collection former Baseball World Heavyweight Champions and legends. In the final fall, they were forced to take the easy way out, scoring a little offense early, then playing keep away with the belt until time expired. It was cheap, but effective.*
While Kershaw was good and Mike Bolsinger was stellar, no clear hero emerged from the series. And so, we decided to indulge in a little McMahon-level nepotism and put the belt on Steve Garvey. Congrats, Pops!
Let's take a look at the title history to date, as the Dodgers approach a full month as champs...
After an off-day to lick their wounds, the Dodgers travel to San Francisco for a second defense against their hated rivals. The Giants handed the Dodgers' their last series loss, guaranteeing three days of stress-induced ulcers for your friends here at the heavily-biased BWHT championship committee.
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*This recap of the weekend's events brought to you by someone who saw a grand total of about five minutes of Dodger baseball this weekend.