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Winding Down

October 18, 2018

The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers are on track to meet in the World Series this year. The Red Sox have a 3 to 1 lead over the defending champions, the Houston Astros. There hasn't been a back-to-back World Series champion since the New York Yankees did it 19 years ago!

For the most part, the games have been close in both series. Because of the way the Milwaukee Brewers are trying to over-control their pitching staff, I am rooting very hard for the Dodgers to advance to the next round. It is ridiculous how much the Brewers are trying to micromanage their pitching staff. There is no difference between a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in their coaching philosophy. I don’t want to see the game of baseball change in this way.

In two weeks, the Philadelphia Eagles will be playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, England. I am not a fan of this arrangement, but it is what it is. I’ve also heard consistent rumors that the NFL wants to have a franchise in London on a permanent basis. I don’t know how this will ever work logistically. It would be incredibly unfair to the players on the London team to have to travel to the U.S. eight times a year. It would be like Major League Soccer trying to have the Los Angeles Galaxy playing Liverpool, Man United, Manchester City and others twice a year in London in the Premier League!

See you on the sidelines!
  • 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.