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Houston Astros Win 2017 World Series

Tweet The Houston Astros won the 2017 World Series on Tuesday night by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 at Dodger Stadium. It is the first time the franchise has claimed the Commissioner’s Trophy. It was a whirlwind series as the Astros and Dodgers battled back and forth inning after inning and […]

Astros, Dodgers set World Series Home Run Record

Tweet The 2017 World Series only features three of the top 50 home run leaders from the regular season (Cody Bellinger – 39, George Springer – 34, Yasiel Puig – 28). However, the long ball has never been more frequent in the fall classic than this year. The record was set through only five games, […]

Playoff Success Determined by Divisional Disparity?

Tweet The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are in the midst of a perennial World Series matchup. Did they make it to the pinnacle of the playoffs because they were really the better teams in their respective leagues? Perhaps they were better tested throughout the regular season with tougher division opponents whom they saw […]

Wild Card Game is Strictly for Television Ratings

Tweet The Wild Card Game in Major League Baseball might be dramatic with a Game 7 feeling, but it typically defeats the purpose of a 162 game season. Both the American and National League Wild Card Game feature matchups between teams that finished six games apart in the standings. That is a significant difference when […]

Cleveland Indians in the World Series

Tweet The Cleveland Indians are headed to their first World Series since 1997. A mere 19 years have separated Cleveland’s last two trips to the fall classic. A lot has happened since then… Derek Jeter has come and gone. The Expos relocated to Washington to become the Nationals. Interleague has become a staple in every […]