Saturday, October 16, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, October 16, 2021 -- "NLCS Preview"

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"The history of matchups like this, though -- which I didn’t realize until I did the research Friday -- sways me. The fact that the Dodgers have outplayed the Braves even over the Braves’ best stretch of baseball sways me. As well as the Braves’ bullpen pitched in the NLDS, I’m inclined to think that was more a reflection of the Brewers’ weak lineup than an endorsement of the law firm of Matzek, Jackson, and Smith. I was leaning Dodgers in five before the Scherzer news, and I’ll stick with it even though an extra game may now be needed."