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Outside The Confines: World Series here we go!

An unexpected and chaotic match-up sets the stage for the Fall Classic.

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World Series Workout Day Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The whole 2023 season has been building towards this. Tonight the World Series begins, and I don’t think there is a single soul who can honestly say that at the beginning of the year they believed we would be seeing an Arizona Diamondbacks/Texas Rangers fall classic, and yet here we are.

The funny thing is that the Rangers should be here, they spent the money (so so much money), they acquired the talent, they had a tremendous start to the season, but things kind of slipped downhill and not a lot of folks would have thought they’d be where they are today.

As for the Diamondbacks, I suspect most experts had already pre-written their Phillies vs Astros predictions, but the D-backs pushed back. They fought tooth and nail against the Phillies, and they’re the last NL team standing because of it. Postseason baseball is at its best when it keeps you guessing.

Here’s the Series schedule so you can plan your week as needed

Now let’s get on to the links of the day.

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