How They Got Here:
The Boston Red Sox had the best record in Major League Baseball (108-54). Manager Alex Cora came to Boston last off season after winning the world series with the Houston Astros, as the bench coach. Cora brought the determination from a season ago to lead the Red Sox to the World Series. The Red Sox will try to bring home another championship for the city of Boston. Players like Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez have stepped up huge this past season and emerged as leaders. They now have a chance to continue this historic run to the trophy. Also, have to give credit to the pitching staff as well. The first series they beat the rival New York Yankees (3-1) in the ALDS. Next up was the Astros in the ALCS. A tough opponent but the Sox came up on top and won the series (4-1).
The Opponent – Los Angeles Dodgers
Their opponent is making back to back World Series appearances, the Los Angeles Dodgers under manager Dave Roberts. Roberts has ties to the Sox because he was the player back in the 2004 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. He stole the iconic second base and never looked back from there! LA made a splash by acquiring Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles right before the July 31st trade deadline. Machado has had issues against the Sox in the past with Dustin Pedoria sliding into second base, that caused a whole ruckus. Even in the National League Championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers he was still causing problems. Hopefully going forward no more issues will be brought into the fall classic.
Fall Classic Preview:
Who would of thought that the 2018 MLB season would come down to the Dodgers and the Red Sox. Experts and analysts probably knew on how last season ended that LA would be back to the World Series or even close to it. On the other hand, Boston was an underdog preseason yet made all the right moves. A new manger and signing one of the most prized free agents late into spring training. He had a heck of season and is in the running for the MVP of the league. Its good to see the Sox back into contention for another ring. Last championship was brought in 2013 and that was a great one. Talk about timing, the chip came shortly after the Boston Marathon bombings earlier in the season. Both organizations deserve to be where there are at this time in the season.