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Magic Johnson says the Dodgers didn’t have a ‘lost season’

October 16, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson reacts after first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (23) hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ season obviously didn’t end the way they wanted. After turning around what looked like a terrible season, the Dodgers reached the postseason and defeated the Atlanta Braves in the first round of the playoffs. In the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers were eliminated by the St. Louis Cardinals.

Despite the loss, owner Magic Johnson won’t call the year a “lost season” and believes his team actually exceeded expectations.

“We’re excited about what we’re building and we’re ahead of schedule,” Johnson said in an appearance on 710 ESPNLA Tuesday via Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles. “I never thought we would get there that fast, to play in the [NLCS]. I was excited. I’ll always be upset if we lose. To my thinking, to not win a championship is always not a good season for me. That’s my personal feeling. I don’t want to say it was a ‘lost season,’ because we’re still coming together and we’ll be even better next season.”

 

Topics: Los Angeles Dodgers, Magic Johnson

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