It offered all the comforts of home, maybe even more. Mommy might as well have been on the road with them, tucking them in at night after warm milk and cookies. There, there now.
At the peak of their turnaround, the Dodgers were kings of the road. They went through baseball cities like Genghis Khan through villages.
By early August, the Dodgers had won a team-record 15 consecutive road games. Then they won seven of their next nine on the road. By the time they fell on the road again on Sept. 4, they had built a 13½-game lead in the division. Suspense was over.
When the Dodgers stumbled in their recent homestand, losing the last three, some almost looked forward to getting away from Dodger Stadium.