After not having won a World Series game since 1988, the Dodgers, after an incredibly difficult season, pulled off the win against the Tampa Bay Rays. Winning four out of the six games played, it was an extremely rewarding feat. Sadly, the team had to return home amidst the coronavirus pandemic and weren’t given the recognition they deserved due to a limited crowd. Focus was taken away from this win after the Lakers had won their championship just two weeks prior, and the NFL season simultaneously occurred.
Coronavirus fears were prevalent throughout the season, and in the last game, Justin Turner Dodgers, the 3rd baseman, was removed after testing positive. “It’s a bittersweet night for us,” MLB commissioner Manfred said in an on-field interview on FOX Sports. “We’re glad to be done. I think it’s a great accomplishment for our players to get the season completed, but obviously we’re concerned when any of our players test positive. We learned during the game that Justin was a positive. He was immediately isolated to prevent spread.”
The Dodgers have been to the World Series for the past three years yet have only won this year. There is a fair chance that they could end up back here next year, but it will be interesting to see if they have the same luck, or fall back like before.