On some level, the Dodgers seem to be having too much fun.
They flip their bats triumphantly after home runs. They make Mickey Mouse ears. Their manager insists his team is really "America's team" and that the fans of St. Louis would love nothing more than to see a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series.
So we've got to ask: What's going on here? Are the Dodgers trying to get into the Cardinals' psyches and under their skin?
Could be. With Game 6 scheduled Friday afternoon and the Dodgers down three games to two, they haven't let the gravity of their situation get to them. On Wednesday, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said he was having the time of his life.
"If you're not having fun in the playoffs, then you don't deserve to be here," he said.
The Cardinals? They're white-knuckle serious, hell-bent on winning but well aware this thing isn't over. They held a 3-1 advantage last season over the San Francisco Giants and let it slip away. They don't want it to happen agai...