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Seven games!

November 3, 2017

Last night in a very intriguing series over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Houston Astros won their first World Series Championship in their 60+ year history. What a series it was!

I was rooting for the Dodgers to win, but I was actually very surprised that they were even able to force a seventh game, given how two of the Dodgers superstar players performed in the series. Justin Turner and Corey Seager seem to be overwhelmed or just exhausted by the level of intensity of the Series. There was so much talent out there on the field that I won't be surprised if the same two teams are in next year's World Series.

I am also very happy for the city of Houston. They needed something good to happen to distract them from the devastation the hurricane season brought to Texas. I wish I had used my DVR system more to record and then watch the games in their entirety. Most of the action packed moments were very late in the games and I just couldn't stay awake that late. I look forward to some great highlight pieces to be done from this notable World Series.

The Philadelphia Eagles won a pretty ugly game this past weekend against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles defense did most of the good work in the game, including returning an interception for a touchdown. After some late scores in the first half, the game was never close again finishing with a final score of 33 -10.

If the Eagles want to maintain their best record in the NFL, the offense has to continue to do their part. Their next game is against the struggling Denver Broncos. But after that, the schedule gets a lot more difficult along with the expectations.

In golf news, Tiger Woods has announced he will attempt his fourth come back from injury, starting at his own exhibition tournament in the Bahamas at the end of this month. I hope he is healthy enough to complete a full season with no more stops and starts. I'm betting that if he wins another major tournament in his career, he will immediately retire. I don't know how realistic this is given how hurt he has been, but I think this is his goal. I hope he wins at least one more tournament even if it isn't a major.

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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