This is too irresistible not to consider. It's too tempting to let pass without giving pause.
Are we about to see a World Series preview this weekend at Dodger Stadium?
It's absolutely possible. The Dodgers and Red Sox, three games, two of them on national TV. Baseball fans are rubbing their hands in anticipation.
It's been a long time for the Dodgers, and although this is undoubtedly premature there's still more than a month left in the season it's OK to dream a bit. The Dodgers haven't been to the playoffs since 2009; they haven't been the World Series since 1988.
But now, for the first time in years, there's reason to believe this could be one of those special seasons. The Dodgers returned home Thursday after winning four of six games on a road trip though Philadelphia and Miami, and extending their lead in the National League West to an imposing 9 games over the second-place Diamondbacks.
They're for real.
It was difficult to believe ...