Well, that was one lousy idea. I mean, come on, these are the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers. One of baseball’s most storied teams. Their standards are supposed to be higher than those of the Padres.
Yet there they were Friday night, unveiling a sign across the center-field wall that proclaimed:
LA 2013 NL-West Division Champions.
Really? This is what they do now at Dodger Stadium? Hang signs announcing a division title?
I don’t think so. At Dodger Stadium they hang World Series banners. And whether it’s been 25 years or not, you don’t overreact to a division title. All that guarantees you is being invited to the first division series.
The Lakers hang NBA championship banners at Staples Center, not division titles. NCAA championship basketball banners are draped from the ceiling at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, not conference championships. USC rings the Coliseum with NCAA championship football banners, not conference titles.