2017 Fall Classic – The World Series

Good morning and welcome. First of all I want to thank author Blake Everstone for her amazing interview and for all of you who read it. Thank you so much. Today I’m talking about a big passion of mine. Read on.

I’m a huge Dodger fan and love baseball. I am really excited this year that my team went to the top of the National League and stayed there for almost the entire season. They then clinched the division title and won the NLDS (National League Division Series). Then they went for NLCS (National League Champion Series) and won their first pennant since 1988 when they had that awesome World Series win.

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Over in the American League, the Houston Astros really stepped up the plate and dominated until close to the end of the season. They too went on to win the ALDS (American League Division Series) and the ALCS (American League Champion Series) pennant. It was refreshing having them be our rival since the franchise had never won a World Series. 

As much as I’m happy for the Astros win, I did feel a bit let down over the Dodger’s loss in game 7. A lot of this could have been avoided if different players had been in that game. I was disappointed that our skipper, Dave Roberts, didn’t put veteran Chase Utley in that last game. Utley was with the Phillies when they won in the World Series in ’08. And outfielder Andre Ethier didn’t get much time on the field either, although he did get the only Dodger RBI (Runs Batted In) that scored our only run. These two players are very grounded and sharp on the field.

I felt that even though the young Dodgers are great, they appeared to be a bit scared from the looks on their faces, especially in game 7. However, Cody Bellinger made an awesome catch as he fell over the railing and into the dugout in game 4.

AAul6ROMy vote for this postseason’s MVP is third baseman Justin Turner since he is a seasoned player and makes game winning plays, both on the field and in the batter’s box. We can’t exclude Kiké Hernandez, as he scored the series only grand slam in game 5. There are many more great plays that I could go on and on.

I would have to say that my favorite player for the series was Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers and Justin Verlander for the Astros. I feel that our Ace did very well in the last game and kept the Astros from scoring more runs. I’m glad that Verlander finally got to pitch in a winning World Series this time. Well done! 

One thing that really touched me was the Dodgers organization taking out a big ad in Houston’s major newspaper congratulating the Astros on their magnificent win. Way to go! This is real team spirit and I applaud them for doing this. I would like to encourage all Dodger fans to do this. It was a challenging battle for both teams and we did succeed in forcing game 7.

No matter what, I’m a forever Dodger fan. Win or lose. This year, I got what I wanted, the best against the best. What a series! I am very grateful that my team made it this far. I couldn’t be happier about matchup. 

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World Series – HOU wins best-of-7 series 4-3
Nov 01, 8:20 PM ET
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California

BOX SCORE:  ASTROS 5, DODGERS 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
HOU 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
LAD 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 1

Next year it is going to be Blue all the way! Go Dodgers 2018!

2017 NLCS Pennant

Next week I will be sharing my review for SW Andersen’s ‘Switchback’


Until Next Time,

Lynn

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