Bill Plaschke: Scream, dance and shout, Dodgers fans, for the two sweetest words in all of sports

By Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Baseball

Mookie Betts screamed it as he danced away from another miracle catch.

Corey Seager bellowed it as he rounded the bases after another bludgeoned homer.

Walker Buehler hissed it as he pumped obscene fastballs across the black.

The two words the Dodgers have been chasing for two desperate days finally came into their grasp on a rollicking Saturday afternoon filled with the sounds of resilience and relief.

"That's what you live for," manager Dave Roberts said.

The best two words in sports became the sweetest two words in Los Angeles as the Dodgers completed their climb back from a three-games-to-one deficit by defeating the Atlanta Braves, 3-1, to even the National League Championship Series at three games apiece.


Welcome, Game 7, amazed you're here. Of course you're here.

The winner-take-all duel for a spot in the World Series will take place Sunday night and prominently feature rookie Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin, a spent Dodgers bullpen, a second-guessed Roberts, and an organization that has been haunted by October failure throughout the last 31 years.

Still, do you really want to bet against them?

As they showed for a second straight game at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, this relentless crew is weary of ghosts and determined to rewrite history.


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