The Dodgers were a team scratching and clawing its way to the playoffs with a less than stellar record. No one gave them a chance. The attitude was that they didn't deserve to even be there. Sounds like 2006.
And yet now they are in the NLCS against an NL East opponent supposedly superior. Sounds like 2006.
Their playoff lineup is much different than their everyday lineup most of the season. It is much improved. Just like 2006.
The supposed experts cannot see this, just like they couldn't a couple of years ago. They look at the team's overall record and judge it based on that. In a weird way, it's like they cannot see the trees for the forest.
In other words, they are much better than their record suggests. Just like 2006.
And I expect that the underdog will go all the way. Just like 2006.