You know, just like Elvis sang, although I seem to recall something about a willow crying an ocean, which managed to rhyme with devotion.
For those devoted to the Dodgers, these next four days will likely determine if they can truly focus on a postseason, or are sent off to cry their little ocean.
The St. Louis Cardinals arrive at Dodger Stadium on Thursday for a four-game set, that unexpectedly – unless, perhaps, it was in the mind of Commissioner Bud Selig – looms as the key to the Dodgers’ season.
The Dodgers trail the Cards by one game for that second and final wild-card berth. They need to take at least three of the four, which would leave them one game up, though a difficult sweep would really be the answer.
Because after the Cardinals leave town, the Dodgers will have only 15 games to play – nine coming against playoff-bound teams (Nationals, Reds, Giants), three against the resurgent Padres and three vs. the Rockies – while the Cards take on the likes of the crummy Astros and Cubs over their next nine games.