“Fall Classic-Will Not Fail”
There have been so many great World Series in baseball history, it’s hard to imagine what is just ahead, with the Dodgers against the Astros, beginning tonight at Chavez Ravine.
If you love matchups, then this will be a 7-game series that will cover every possible matchup.
Good pitching, Clayton Kershaw-Dallas Keuchel….Justin Verlander-Rich Hill…and waiting in the wings Yu Darvish-Lance McCullers, and the amazing Dodgers bullpen.
Not to be out done, will be the heroes in waiting, the hitters.
MVP candidates Justin Turner and Jose Altuve. The suddenly hot Yasiel Puig and the always steady Carlos Correa. The explosive George Springer and the dynamic Vody Bellinger.
And then the forward thinking managers, AJ Hinch-Dave Roberts, both with Padres connections.
History will write about past Octobers, and how special are the snap shots in your baseball memory bank, from past Fall Classics..
Pirates-Yankees…the legendary Bill Mazeroski home run for Pittsburgh in 1960..
Dodgers-A’s…where were you went Kirk Gibson, on one leg, hit that pinch hit home run in 1988..
Red Sox-Reds…New England folklore has never forgotten Carlton Fisk willing a key home run down the left field line over the Green Monster in Fenway Park.
Cardinals-Yankees..Bob Gibson’s iron man pitching performance in 1964.
Dodgers-Yankees..Don Larson’s perfect game gem in the 1956 series.
Dodgers-Yankees…Johnny Padres 1955 game winning mound stint-Sandy Amoros amazing left field catch that killed a rally for a Brooklyn ring.
Giants-Yankees..Willie McCovey’s standoff series against the M&M boys in 1962.
A’s-Reds..Reggie Jackson-vs-Big Red Machine.
Braves-Yankees..Lew Burdette’s 3-wins in the Milwaukee win in 1958..
Red Sox-Cardinals..the end of the Curse of the Bambino.
Cubs-Indians…Good bye Curse of the Billy Goat.
It’s absolutely the best time of the year in baseball.
I grew up with the “Knothole Gang Club” for kids in Brooklyn. Granted, this is not the Boys of Summer-vs-the old Colt 49’s…but this will be something. Reserve a chapter in the history book for what we will see.
This one goes seven. It will have more mood swings than an insane asylum. Good pitching beats good hitting. Think LA has more of it than Houston.
Dodgers Blue to win the ring.