My worst fears have come to fruition.
Just a few days ago, I was convinced that the Cubs were unquestionably the team to beat heading into the National League playoffs — the first time I’ve felt that way since I was a naive 7-year-old in 1989. And then TBS had to spoil everything and whip out its Dick.
Dick Stockton will be calling the Cubs-Dodgers series, which is the best thing that’s happened to LA since Kobe was acquitted. As previously documented on this site, Stockton and the Cubs are a toxic mix, and not just because of his incompetence in the booth. (Though at his age we understand that incontinence in the booth may also be an issue). The Cubs are 0-for at least their last 6 games that Stockton has called.
The Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan made the best of the dire situation, creating a “Dick Stocktionary” for the names he knows Stockton will mangle throughout the series. Somewhat disappointingly, Sully did not include Rodrigo Ramirez on the list.