The World Series is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. As an avid baseball junky, and a pretty big fan of fall, October and November baseball is what I live for. Don’t come at me with the NFL and your stupid fantasy football lineups. Like I give a shit about Week 8 and that your starting running back is out for the year. Talk to me when the Super Bowl comes around. The NBA? Why do I need to watch 82 games just to see another Warriors-Cavs Finals. The NBA fucking sucks. What was that? Hockey? Oh, I don’t care. No, October is the one month reserved for baseball and the World Series — unless you’re an actual baseball fan in which case most of the months are reserved for baseball, but you get my point. And what better World Series could we have asked for this year than Astros-Dodgers?
The Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in the MLB for 145 out of 162 games this season. Your guess is as good as mine as to what happened to them for those other 17 games in September, but the point is the Dodgers were clearly the best team in baseball for much of the season. And because of the playoff format and because baseball is baseball, very seldom does the best team make it to the World Series, let alone win it. Just ask the 2006 Mets. Fuck you Cardinals.
Anyway, in the American League, one could also argue that the Houston Astros were the best team in the Junior Circuit. And after the New York Yankees, also known as the Evil Empire, stripped us from an epic Astros-Indians ALCS, they would not steal the spotlight yet again. I know, I know some if not most of you are thinking a Yankees-Dodgers series would have been a better series. You’d say things like ‘think of the rivalry’ or ‘the Yankees are such a young and fun team to watch’. But real baseball fans know the truth. Yankees-Dodgers hasn’t been a rivalry in like 20 years and the Yankees, with their 27 championships, are never fun to watch. And I’m not just saying that as a Mets fan, believe me. But also fuck you Yankees.
What we have in this 2017 World Series are the two best teams in baseball going head to head. The Dodgers and their arms vs. the Astros and their bats. Clayton Kershaw vs. Jose Altuve. 104-58 vs. 101-61. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier. That’s pretty awesome. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show because it’s gearing up to be a classic.
Astros in 7.