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Outside The Confines: Championship Series edition

Postseason baseball is thrilling, even if your fave team is out.

American League Championship Series Game 1: Tampa Bay Rays v. Houston Astros Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Happy Monday, BCB readers!

It is a fine, brilliant fall day here, and also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving, so I’m going to keep my intro short and sweet. We saw some nail-biting baseball played on Friday evening as the Rays became the final team to win their way into the Championship series, securing a slot opposite the Houston Astros for this week’s series.

That series kicked off yesterday with the Rays taking the first win in the best-of-seven series. Meanwhile the Braves and Dodgers will face off in Houston (how weird is that, with the Astros playing in San Diego?) as the NLCS gets under way.

In a season that has been bizarre to say the least, it’s actually nice to be experiencing a postseason that has now, finally, settled into someone recognizable and incredibly exciting.

Let’s look at what the great minds of baseball wrote for us this weekend.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.