I realize I remember how I felt when Orel Hershiser and the Dodgers lost Game 1 of the National League Championship Series in 1988, 25 years ago.
The difference is that it hadn’t been 25 years since I celebrated a World Series title. It had been seven years. I was just shy of 21 at the time, so it had been nearly a third of my life.
Now I’m just shy of 46. It’s been more than half my life.
I think I’m more optimistic about the Dodgers after losing Game 1 on the road in 2013 with Clayton Kershaw pitching the next game than I was after the Dodgers lost Game 1 at home in 1988.
The score both times was 3-2. Both games were lost in the final inning.