(Thanks again to @ThkBleu for capturing the defining image of this season.)
Donald Zachary "Spongeworthy" Greinke (19-3, 1.66) vs. Jacob "Cut yer hair, hippie!" deGrom (14-8, 2.54)
🎶 They're Greinke and deGrom, Yes, Greinke and deGrom, One is a genius, The other's deGrom! 🎶 https://t.co/Tr9qbfor73— Sons of Steve Garvey (@sosgsosg) October 14, 2015
Well, everyone, we made it through Game 4. Rallying cries were answered, narratives were destroyed, pants were shat. But guess what? We get to do it allllll over again tonight.
Last time, we turned to The Bard for some inspiration. This time, we turn to the man who carries our hopes and dreams with him to the mound, Mr. Zack Greinke. I combed through Molly Knight's excellent tale of the last two Dodgers seasons, "The Best Team Money Can Buy", to find a moving and powerful quote from our beloved co-ace:
“Some of you guys have been doing the number two and not washing your hands. It’s not good. I noticed it even happening earlier today. So if you guys could just be better about it, that would be great.”Thank you, sir! A more rousing speech has never been uttered anywhere. Victory is within our reach. Let's make sure we have clean hands when we grab it.
OK, OK, if you're in need of genuine inspiration, you might want to note that today is the 27th anniversary of something pretty good...
I'll end this GT with a brief personal aside. On Tuesday night, after the Dodgers survived to fight another day, my wife and I were listening to songs by the seminal '70s/'80s L.A. band Sparks. Their song "All You Ever Think About is Sex" came on, and I screamed when I heard the following verse:
Dodgers and the Mets? 50,000 people? Turned red? Like Red Turn? Justin Turner? Huh? Huh?
Say, do you remember
The Dodgers and the Mets?
Fifty thousand people
Saw us and turned red
I don't really believe in signs, but if I did...