Traditionalists may have wanted a New York/Los Angeles World Series, replete with the Yankees’ youthful firepower of Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird. We may have to wait a year for those guys.
So instead of Yankees/Dodgers, it’s going to be L.A. versus the Houston Astros. The best-of-seven series starts tonight.
Houston’s diminutive superstar, Jose Altuve, and L.A.’s bearded basher, Justin Turner, are joys to watch.
Justin Verlander, acquired by the Astros late in the season, and the Dodgers’ preeminent southpaw, Clayton Kershaw, are almost unhittable.
Houston led the majors in runs scored during the regular season; Los Angeles has exploded offensively during the playoffs.
The only thing missing is seeing the Dodgers’ blue against the Astros’ legendary old rainbow jerseys, which they reportedly won’t be wearing during the Series. This is a great matchup, but that would make it even better!