After what can only be described as two simply great games to start the National League Championship Series, the headlines are not really what you would expect. You would think Miguel Montero’s go ahead grand slam in the eighth inning of game one, or the pitching dominating game two, the baseball world would be talking about these great games. Alas, that’s not the case.
Instead, we have Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal accusing the Chicago Cubs and Ben Zobrist of stealing signs, some Cubs fans accusing the Gary Cederstom and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts conspiring against the Cubs. If that’s not enough we have the Chicago Tribune and LA Times (who edited the story after complains of insensitivity) taking swipes at each other’s city.
The LA Times apologized for this tweet.
Instead we have players and fans making excuses for losing and two great cities trying to tear each other down through the media. This great and potentially historic series is being turned into a circus.
So please. To the clown show media, to the crybaby players making excuses and fans trying to come up with a grand conspiracy sit back and enjoy this series.
Otherwise, the series will be over and you will not have enjoyed one minute of what is sure to be at least five great games.