The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a historic stretch, and it’s likely that no baseball fan has ever seen anything like it.
With a win Saturday, the Dodgers won for the 43rd time in 5o games. That is not a misprint. The Dodgers have gone 43-7 over their last 50 games, and that hasn’t happened since 1912, when the New York Giants — a team that doesn’t even exist anymore — pulled it off.
How dominate are the Dodgers? At 78-32, they’re the only team in baseball with a winning percentage that exceeds 70 percent (.709). They’ve already buried the National League West, and have a 14.5 game lead over the Colorado Rockies, who .577 winning percentage is third overall on the National League, and fourth in all of baseball.
“It is history in the making,” Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts told reporters after another ho-hum win, this time against the New York Mets (7-4). “But when you get back to the day-to-day, I don’t think anyone is really thinking about that.”
He’s wrong about that. Baseball fans are thinking about this.