It’s the first World Series for the Dodgers since the iconic Kirk Gibson home run in 1988, where they had what many called the worse offense to ever play in a World Series, yet beat the powerful Oakland Athletics four games to one.
It’s the second World Series for the Astros, who have yet to win a World Series game after being swept by Chicago on ’05. The Astros are the first team to win a pennant in both leagues. More of an oddity than a real feat, but it’s a fact nonetheless.
Both teams are loaded with young talent born in the 90s. George Spring, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Derek Fisher on the Houstons. Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Yasiel Puig, Enrique Hernandez on the Los Angeleses.
Both teams won more than one hundred games. The Astros have the probable MVP in Jose Altuve; the Dodgers, the probable rookie of the year in Cody Bellinger.
Both have strong starting staffs, one to four.
These appear to be two very evenly matched teams with a great mix of youth and veteran leadership.
The one-hundred-thirteenth World Series starts today. Temperatures are expected to be one hundred degrees in Los Angeles. That usually helps the ball fly.
Here’s to a seven-gamer. The only thing better than great baseball is more great baseball.
Dallas Keuchel (14-5, 2.90) vs Clayton Kershaw (18-4, 2.31)
Game time: 7:08 on FOX