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Outside The Confines: A day without baseball

For the first time, in what feels like a long time, there will be no games today

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Two leagues, two best-of-seven series that went all the way, and now as Monday dawns we finally know who will be facing off in the World Series starting on Tuesday.

For the American League, the scrappy low-spending Tampa Bay Rays have bested the villainous Houston Astros, putting an end to their hopes of a redemption arc. For the National League, the MLB best-scoring Dodgers had to fight tooth and nail against the Atlanta Braves, but in the end, the Dodgers were able to claim victory.

For the first time in what seems like ages, the two teams with the best records in baseball are actually the two teams squaring off in the Fall Classic. (The last time that happened was 2013, when the Red Sox and Cardinals tied for the best record.)

Beginning Tuesday it will become a story of all-spend vs. no-spend to see who can become the 2020 season victors.

As you might expect, much of the writing this past weekend was all about the Championship Series games. (Bear in mind the Dodgers/Braves series had just wrapped as this article was written, so expect more links on that in Wednesday’s post.)

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