OK, the Super Bowl’s over. It’s Dodgers season now.
Alright, we all had fun with the Super Bowl. Now get the confetti off the field. It’s time for baseball, and it’s time to get to work.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, the team that proved beating a Tampa team on the biggest stage actually is possible this past October, seem more than ready to run it back.
The team will report to Spring Training in Arizona in just about two weeks, barring a last-second delay — which is entirely possible.
And the very minute that football’s biggest night ended, their social media team was right back at it, ready to try to do what the Chiefs couldn’t: repeat.
Yup. Now the pressure’s on you, Los Angeles, and the “dynasty” energy is mounting.
After all, though baseball and football are vastly different (how much time do you have?), the bottom line is that many thought the Chiefs were at the very start of what could’ve been several consecutive Super Bowl wins. Instead, they’re now stuck on one — and if not for an unfortunate fourth-quarter collapse by the 49ers last year would still be searching for their first. This business is hard!
Kansas City’s faceplant ensured that there would not be a repeat Super Bowl champion for the first time since the Patriots in 2004-05. In baseball? We haven’t seen a team go back-to-back since the 1999-2000 Yankees. Seriously.
The Dodgers will be entering 2021 in the same position as Kansas City entered its NFL season: heavily favored, trying to do something very difficult, and still hungry. Luckily for Los Angeles, they have a little trick up their sleeve, otherwise known as the best pitcher on the free agent market in Trevor Bauer, who linked up with the repeat bid this past week.
Perhaps Justin Turner will join him in the next few weeks?
He’d better hurry, though. Because baseball is on the clock, and the Dodgers have a job to do.