Baltimore Orioles: Season comes down to one game

The Baltimore Orioles and the rest of the baseball world will watch tonight as the 2017 MLB season comes down to one game. Actually let me rephrase that; the O’s and the rest of the sports world will watch. Game seven is one of the best terms in sports, and when one comes around in any sport, people drop everything and pay attention.

With Los Angeles beating Houston 3-1 last night at Dodger Stadium, the Fall Classic is now knotted at three games a piece. It comes down to tonight’s game seven to decide the world championship in America’s pastime. Who will it be, the ‘stros, or Dodger Blue?

In general I try to call things from the Orioles perspective, but relatively down the middle on this column. However I’m not going to lie, I’m pulling for Los Angeles. Having said that, Houston has a great team with very likable players. And it would certainly be a great story to see them win it all after their city was decimated by a hurricane.

However I’ve always liked the allure of Dodger Blue. The history behind them, the great players, the breaking of the color barrier…they’re just a great franchise all around. Again, I’d be fine if Houston won also, but seeing Dodger Blue hoist that trophy tonight would be special.

I’m not a fan of the World Series stretching into November, however I suspect that won’t be happening in the future with MLB starting the season a week earlier moving forward. We’re nearing the midpoint of the NFL season…and pitchers and catchers report two weeks after the Super Bowl!

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