Tuesday, October 24, 2017

One Year Later, I'M WITH --H-->

2017 World Series

Well, it won't be the Cubbies and the Yankees after all:
No nostalgic return to 1932.
Nor will it be Los Angeles vs. the Yankees, ala 1981, 1977 or 1978 (or 1963, 1956 .... etc.)
Nor will it be a 2005 hybrid rematch between the Astros and the Chicago White Sox.

No, this is new, and this is very old.
The age-old match up between an immovable object and an irresistible force.  
Physics 101 as demonstrated by the Dodgers and the Astros,
here in 2017.


I hold out hope for the underdog, the Irresistible Force Astros, winning the best of seven game series beginning tonight in Chavez Ravine.  But not that much hope, as the laws of 
physics, in the form of the Dodger's Immovable Object (the masterful pitching thereof).

It may go 5 games, it could go 6, if we're lucky enough~  but Physics/Dodgers should survive, shutting down the offensive power of the mighty Astros' hitters.

It seems to be the same kind of confrontation every year lately, Pitching versus Hitting:
and but with only one (1) notable exception I can think of,
Pitching. Always. Wins.

In this 21st century, there has not been any team to win back-to-back World Series, and I find that just extraordinary; Eighteen years, eighteen different teams take the crown. 
Where's any dynasty?
Dynasty, legendary teams which only get better with the next year's season--- 

It hasn't happened in nearly 20 years: Yankees, Diamondbacks, Angels, Marlins, Red Sox, White Sox, Cardinals, Red Sox, Phillies, Yankees, Giants, Cardinals, again the Giants, again the Red Sox, AGAIN the Giants, the Royals, and finally after all these years, the Cubbies last year; 
just non sequitur after non sequitur.

And it makes me wonder, if the trend should continue this way, what will be the team to win a 21st Century World Series, then go on to win the next?

At the beginning of this baseball season, I never foresaw the awesome, dominant pitching rotation in the Los Angeles Dodgers camp;  nor did I foresee the powerful lineup of the Houston Astros-

~( as a St. Louis Cardinals fan, I'm feeling grateful that the Chicago Cubs were not the only, ONE, unique winner last fall;
all of America should also be thankful too~)

The Astros of Houston have never won a World Series to this point.  I hope that their hits and their runs, rain down on the Dodgers nine, as Harvey rained down on Houston in August~
That alone will ensure that the 2018 World Series winner will be some other team, as usual.

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