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The Dodgers live up to their billing

October 30, 2020

This past Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers closed out the World Series for their first championship since 1988. For the past four years, the Dodgers have been the best team in the National League and have had three chances to win a championship. This time they were able to finish the job. If this was a regular full season, I think they would have been the favorite to win the whole thing regardless.

The Tampa Bay Rays had a great season and perhaps should have forced a game seven, but inexplicably their manager decided to take out pitcher Blake Snell when he was pitching well in the sixth inning holding a 1-0 lead. I think they should’ve let him keep pitching until he allowed any runs. The final score of this game was 3-1. Not a typical score for the Dodgers to win by considering their stacked with stars offense. I think the Dodgers will be an overwhelming favorite in the National League for a few years to come.

This week, the Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. This will be a big opportunity for the Eagles to get into first place in the division at 3-4-1 (yes, that is correct) because, the 2-5 Cowboys are forced to start their third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci from James Madison University. Ben has never started a professional game, so it's a huge deal. I hope he does great but not enough to garner a win off of the Eagles. Second-string starter Andy Dalton is out with a concussion thanks to a cheap shot late hit in his last game. The Dallas defense is statistically one of the worst defenses in the entire league so far this season. Let’s hope this continues for one more week.

In surprising NBA news, the 76ers are reportedly set to hire former Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey to help out their current GM Elton Brand. I wonder how they will operate together. The 76ers have made big progress in the last few years by making the playoffs consistently. They are strong contenders if their two best players, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, can stay healthy and get a little more help on defense. We can all guess what the season is going to look like next year, but no one knows.

Enjoy all the candy whether you are trick-or-treating or not. Stay well too!

 

  • 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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