Monday, December 10, 2018
Uncustomed Heroes of 2018: Dodgers
Wanna know how good the Dodgers were this year?
Rich Hill had a 3.60 ERA, 150 strikeouts, and a 11-5 record...and I only JUST NOW got to making a custom of him, because he kept getting usurped by more urgent subjects throughout the year.
...There were people on the Dodgers more urgent...than a guy with an 11-5 record and 150 strikeouts.
Even though they lost the World Series again, the Dodgers were still a fantastic story, going from a disappointment in third to owning the leagues in September. Rich Hill, who sadly has become a bit more normalized after breaking back into the majors 8 years after we'd counted him out, had a great season as third man, even if his usual injuries midseason lessened his power.
Chase Utley, one of the heroes of my youth, one of the icons of Philadelphia sports of my generation, announced his retirement, and said goodbye during his series in Philly. He's definitely got a HOF case, and he's definitely a legend in Philly, so I couldn't help but memorialize him with a dramatic, dynamic custom. You'll be missed, Chut.
Coming Tomorrow- Proof that signing a bunch of 30-year olds pre-season doesn't amount to a ring.