I’ve never seen anything like this. 

Sayings like this are easy and often times lazy. It’s a hyperbole/absolute combo and can’t really be proven false because it sounds like a feeling instead of fact. I can sit there and watch Madison Bumgarner’s run in the 2014 postseason and say “I’ve never seen anything like this” and it can easily be true without facts to back it up.

The funny thing is, though, much of the time the trained eye says as much, a good amount of the sentiment is buried in fact. Bumgarner’s postseason run actually was statistically one of the greatest in single-season postseason history. Many of us saying we hadn’t seen it weren’t alive to see things like Sandy Koufax in the World Series, for example.

On that jumping off point, what the Dodgers are doing right now is truly unlike anything we’ve seen in baseball history.

Read more at CBS Sports



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