For the first time in a few decades, the Los Angeles Dodger won themselves a World Series. They were the clear best team in baseball this year, and their success in the postseason matched it. Bully for them.
For the Rays, it was live by the quick yank, die by the quick yanks: Blake Snell was cruising, looking dominant, and at just 73 pitches in the 6th … when he was pulled in favor of the reliever who’d allowed at least one run in six straight outings. Nick Anderson quickly made it seven straight outings, and the lead was gone. That was that.
Of more direct importance around here, the close of the World Series means the start of the offseason. What exactly this year’s iteration looks is a pretty open guess at this point thanks to the financial impact of the pandemic.