We’ve all talked about prospective dynasties in the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs. Yet, somewhat quietly, the Los Angeles Dodgers have become one.
After an improbable, wildly unexpected run to the NLCS in 2015 followed by a World Series championship, the word ‘dynasty’ began to get thrown about fairly regularly on the North Side of Chicago. The Chicago Cubs further stoked those fires with a somehow disappointing return trip to a third consecutive National League Championship Series in 2017, where they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This season put an end to that sort of talk for many folks. And we can debate all day whether the Cubs have been a dynasty or even, if they were, if this season marked the end of that run. But that’s a discussion for another time. We’ve undoubtedly been experiencing the Golden Age of Cubs baseball. But somewhat quietly, the Dodgers have put together a staggeringly impressive run of their own.
Los Angeles has won six straight National League West titles – dating back to 2013. The Cubs have also won six division crowns – but to get to that half-dozen titles, you have to go all the way back to 1989.