Wednesday, October 28, 2020

32 Years Later...

 I was looking at this matchup earlier, just trying to outthink it. Thinking 'Tony Gonsolin is gonna be the hero, he's gonna pitch the Rays into oblivion'. 

Well, no. Julio Urias was the hero. Tony Gonsolin gave up the sole Rays run of the night [obviously, to Randy Arozarena]. Urias, Alex Wood, Victor Gonzalez and Dylan Floro completely shut down the Rays' lineup, Mookie Betts, Corey Seager and Austin Barnes were responsible for the run support, and Urias, like it was easy, struck out Willy Adames and Mike Brosseau to end the game and FINALLY, FINALLY deliver a title to LA for the first time in 32 years.

This was an extraordinarily welcome World Series win. This was the best team in the league, they had an amazing season, an amazing postseason, and even though the Rays made it close, the Dodgers were always going to win. Performances like Seager's, Clayton Kershaw's and Enrique Hernandez's don't go unrewarded. 

I'm happy for Dodgers fans all over, especially the, uh...obvious ones in this blogosphere. I'm happy that Kershaw finally got a ring. I'm happy for the whole team, including some guys like Jake McGee and Justin Turner who've been at it for a while and finally won one of these. And I'm happy for baseball that we didn't get a repeat winner from the last 10 or so years.

Very satisfying finale. Can't wait to see what the 2021 season has in store to rival it. Hopefully next season goes off without a hitch, and hopefully I can go to a few games as well.

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