In a few hours the Yankees and Astros will play a deciding game 7 of the American League Championship series and we will know who the Dodgers will face in the World Series. In the 2017 ALCS Houston got off to a fast start winning the first two games at Minute Maid Park. These are the same Astros that won 101 games in the regular season. All appeared dandy for the Houston train to chug its way to the World Series. Until the Cinderella Wild Card Yankees derailed them by winning all three games in New York. The Astros had to start Justin Verlander, who is one of the all-time greats in elimination games to force a game 7. It worked and the two teams will battle one more time to decide the American League pennant.
Who would you like to see the Dodgers play in the World Series? I won’t lie about secretly wanting a Dodgers/Yankees World Series. It would be classic and historical. There hasn’t been a Dodgers Yankees match-up in the fall classic since the Dodgers knocked off the Bronx Bombers in 1981. The only problem is that the Yankees are well you know….gross.
I’m just sick of them. The Dodgers will be playing in their first World Series in 29 years. Do you know how many World Series the Yankees have played in since 1988? They’ve played in 7, and won five of them. They’ve won like a trillion championships and I can say with confidence that I am extremely sick of them. Nobody wants to see the Yankees win anything anymore. They are gross and corporate. Don’t get it twisted though. I’ve been to New York, and have been to Yankee Stadium as well. I love New York. It’s a thrilling and fun place to see. But the Yankees are just too damn gross.
What about the Astros? I would have to refer to shrugging my shoulders. They’re really good, but I haven’t had much of an opinion on them since they left the National League and moved to the American League West. The Dodgers haven’t played them since 2015. So it’s either a classical match-up with the gross corporate Yankees, or trains, oranges, and ugly uniforms if it’s the Astros.
One thing is for certain, the Astros could be in for a tough ride tonight. They had to burn everyone just to force a game 7. Their bearded ace Dallas Keuchel already pitched in game 5, and they used Verlander last night. So they have no choice but to give the ball to Charlie Morton. Keuchel is reportedly to be available out of the bullpen if needed. The Yankees will have fat grizzled veteran C.C. Sabathia on the mound. Sabathia has pitched 123 postseason innings and is 10-5 with 120 strikeouts and a 4.24 ERA.
The Astros have appeared in one World Series which was back in 2005 when they were swept by the White Sox. The Yankees as mentioned above have played in 1 million World Series and won 500,000 of them. There is nothing better in baseball than a game 7, so enjoy.
All of this will joyfully give the Dodgers a huge advantage. We can only hope that the Yankees/Astros game goes 27 innings with both pitching staffs so used up that the managers have to come out of retirement to pitch in that 27th inning. Then I want the game to go three more innings and not end until 4 in the morning.
The World Series begins at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night with Clayton Kershaw set to pitch game 1. While we wait to see who the Dodgers will be playing, watch an old World Series classic below. This is game 6 of the 1981 World Series when the Dodgers clinched in New York.
Go Dodgers! Go 27 innings!