The MLB postseason just recently finished but not before some extremely intense games took place. This year’s world series featured the longest playoff game ever and the regular season’s most winning team. While the Dodger and the Red Sox faced extremely different paths to the show, each team put on some great entertainment.
The Boston Red Sox dominated the regular season posting 108 regular season wins. In the 100+ years that this franchise has existed, they had never achieved this before. The team also had an AL MVP finalist (Mookie Betts) and a nominee for manager of the year (Alex Cora). Only time will tell if they are voted into these prestigious individual achievements. At the end of the day, they can rest easy knowing that their efforts won them a ring. The team also boasted the leagues highest batting average and produced the most RBI.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, however, were not as highly touted. The team made it to the national league championship the previous two seasons but they struggled to secure a playoff spot this year. The Dodgers were required to play a 163rd game against the Colorado Rockies – a game which they secured a division title and at least 3 playoff games. The team’s bright spot this season was rookie pitcher (Walker Buehler) who has been nominated for national league rookie of the year. After acquiring the recently notorious shortstop (Manny Machado) towards the end of the season.
The series had a short run as the Red Sox won in five games. Last years World Series lasted six games and the year before that took the full seven games. With the off-season underway, I already eagerly await 2019 opening day.