The robber barons in NYC were getting all ready to scalp some tickets at megabucks each, and Houston took them right out of the equation.
LA and Houston have both had spectacular years, and so have a good number of other teams. My Rockies look better than they have since Helton retired. Miami made noise. The Indians were solid as could be. The Royals had all sorts of troubles and still ended up over .500. The Padres appropriately took their beatings like grown-ups. The Nationals caused all sorts of misery.
And, yet, the sports segment on the news is led by the Broncos looking like less than a high school scrub team. The reality is that Denver has the most consistent sell-outs since opening. Dodger Stadium is usually sold out. So are many of the major parks. And that’s for 162 games a year, not twelve.
I was an insane Dodger fan when we won in 1988 with the most unlikely team ever. (That was the one with Gibson’s homer.) This team is very different in personality, but so very similar in accomplishments and the shape of games.
Other than Verlander going to kill them, this should be a Series in 5.