For sports fans, 2020 has been weirdest year ever. It’s been filled with highs and lows, but truthfully, its’ helped us all. NOW, we get to watch America’s favorite past-time as the Los Angeles Dodgers return to the fall classic against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Both teams took different paths to get to the Series. As for the Rays, it’s been a soul searching and glorious road.
The Atlanta Braves on the other hand have some of the best young players in the game with Marcell Ozuna, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, and vets Freddy Freeman and Travis d’Arnaud. They also have a very good pitching staff, especially the bullpen which will be a force for years to come.
The Rays were able to exercise some demons from post-season’s past. Not only did they take down the evil empire known as the New York Yankees, but they also won the death match for everyone against the Houston Astros.
Whereas the Dodgers took on the weight of the world. With the payroll to support a Yankee’s-esque moniker, and the addition of for AL MVP and Gold-glover, Mookie Betts; the Dodgers came into 2020 with very lofty goals and expectations.
They made quick work of the Milwaukee Brewers, then turned their attention to their neighbors from the south, The San Diego Padres. The Pads will definitely be a team to content with in years to come, but for this series, the Dodgers brought too much to the table and slid past the Pads easily.
As for the Dodgers, they’ve shown all season long why they are considered the best team in baseball. They had MLB’s best record while crushing homerun records.
The Dodgers frontline players are crazy good with names like Betts, Bellinger, Seager and Turner. Not only have their bats come to life in this playoff run, they’ve been making cartoon-crazy almost Gumby-like plays out on the field.
This will prove to be an entertaining series.
2020 | The Year that Almost Wasn’t
“In a year that was so improbable, the impossible has happened.”
Vin Scully said that to describe Kirk Gibson’s infamous homerun during the ’98 series, but under the circumstances, with Covid and being down 3-1, he could just as easily been describing 2020.
Now that the table is set and the lineups are almost ready, we need to get ourselves situated to watch the 2020 World Series,.
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they will continue to host drive-in viewing parties at Dodger Stadium as they did throughout the playoffs.
Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning. Tickets run $ 75 per car and must be purchased in advance. As for the viewing, it’ll take place on 60-foot screens in Dodger Stadium parking lots 2 and 3 with audio broadcast through FM radio. It’s a similar set-up to the concerts-in-your-car series we’ve been getting used to. The event will have the same safety restrictions as drive-in screenings since it’s in Los Angeles County.
Unfortunately, there won’t be any concessions, but fans are allowed to bring their own food and beverages… (alcohol is strictly prohibited).
Here are the don’ts….. there won’t be outdoor seating, social distancing and mandatory face coverings will be strictly enforced. Restrooms will be made available and sanitized regularly.
Game 1 is set for Tuesday at 5:09 p.m. Parking gates will open for the drive-in event one hour prior to game time.