With a heartbreaking 5-1 loss in Game 7 of the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers woke up Thursday morning to a claim from a UCLA freshman that he, “had less errors” on his ACT than the team had against the Houston Astros.
Freshman Rick Henderson said that watching his first MLB game of the season left him frustrated that the “supposed best team in the National League” could make one error—a wild throw from Dodgers first baseman, Cody Bellinger, to pitcher Yu Darvish—and expect to win the World Series.
“It’s unacceptable,” Henderson said. “If I can make an analogy here: if I were to have made one error on my ACT last fall, I wouldn’t have gotten a perfect score on my ACT, I wouldn’t have ‘won’ my graduating class, and I wouldn’t be celebrating every night by finding a prime place in Powell to study. The Dodgers didn’t ‘ace’ their exam, if you’re following along, though I’d understand if you got lost along the way.”
Henderson, seemingly placing the enormity of the one of the year’s biggest sporting events in front of the country’s second-most populous city and a college entrance exam on the same plane, said that as a “prodigy,” it wouldn’t be too long before he could help the Dodgers become “error-free” reach another World Series.
“It’s not that hard,” Henderson said. “You throw a ball from the mound to first base, and to some other bases if the situation calls for it, and that’s a game. Shouldn’t be too hard to win all the games, if we’re being honest.”
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