Dodgers’ Crawford Finds Himself At The Right Time

Carl CrawfordThe most visible sign that Carl Crawford might truly be back after three seasons rife with injuries, disenchantment and diminished play was right on his face: his smile.

That grin, long absent, might be the biggest game-changer of all.

It brought life to his weary eyes Wednesday evening, just as it had 48 hours earlier when Crawford belted two home runs in the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves to clinch their National League division series.

Don Mattingly and the Dodgers expect that smile to return to St. Louis for the NLCS and help the Dodgers reach the World Series for the first time in 25 years.

Source: Billy Witz, New York Times