Two months later, we’ve finally come to our senses.
At a certain point this offseason, as Turner’s market stagnated, it kind of, sort of, maybe seemed like the third baseman would end his career in Milwaukee.
Of course, it turned out somebody was bluffing, both parties came to their senses, and Turner signed what seems like a lifetime deal in Hollywood in mid-February.
Understandably, Buehler was feeling himself on that particular evening.
Coming off an NLDS victory over the Brew Crew…and a 2018 NLCS victory over a similar squad…and, of course, a World Series win, the Dodgers ace couldn’t hold back his laughter at the city of Milwaukee, though he wisely deleted the words when his mentions started glowing blue-and-gold.
The Brewers are getting revenge on the Dodgers…for Walker Buehler’s tweet.
Regrettably, the tide has begun to turn between the two franchises this season.
The Dodgers, in the midst of an historically annoying cold snap replete with injuries, traveled to Milwaukee this weekend and dropped the first two games in agonizing fashion, losing Dustin May in the process as well.
Saturday’s game was the sort of loss that stays with you. Sure, it’s early in the season. Of course the Dodgers aren’t at full strength. It still felt like four individual one-hour losses that punched back repeatedly and in different ways.
On top of everything, Buehler danced on the Brewers’ grave a few months back, and the Dodgers haven’t beaten them since in their time of need.
Losing 10 of 13 games will warp any fan’s brain, but especially Dodgers fans in the throes of an injury-dinged losing jag they were supposed to be good enough to escape in 2021.
So much for a record-setting Bill Plaschke-penned 126-win season, right? Now, the Dodgers are simply hanging on for dear life, trying to withstand a cavalcade of complications.
Certainly, at a time like this, Buehler regrets his boastfulness a little bit.
Just have to put our collective nose to the grindstone and try to counteract the self-imposed curse on Sunday.