You might be surprised by the Dodgers' Cinderella season, what with the dismal, 196-193 record in June. With that kind of hardship, a 1-3 record against the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series is but a small hurdle to overcome.
But maybe you shouldn't be all that impressed. Because when it comes to getting what you pay for, the Dodgers pay for the best. According to ESPN, the team ranks up there with the mighty Yankees in payroll. That's nearly $220 million worth of fine Latino and Korean ballplayer on the field during the National League Championship Series.