And so we are down to two. It’s been a long time since spring training but both of these teams have survived the 162+ game grind to make it all the way to the World Series. The first Boston vs Los Angeles World Series though not the first Red Sox vs Dodgers World Series. They met in 1916 when the Dodgers were the Brooklyn Robins (though occasionally called the Dodgers back them the Dodger name didn’t become official til over 15 years later). The Red Sox home games were not played at Fenway Park that World Series, they used the larger Braves Field in order to fit more fans at the games. The Sox would win that year in five games.
That was then, this is now. Tonight it’s Clayton Kershaw vs Chris Sale. Expect both teams starting line-ups to be heavy on right handed hitters in this duel of ace lefties. If you want a more thorough look at the ties between the franchises, Fangraphs published a hell of an article yesterday. Well worth reading