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.”