BOSTON – To get acquainted with the World Series from coast to coast between the Red Sox and the Dodgers, make a stop in the desert.
Las Vegas has installed the Red Sox champion of the American League as the favorite in the 114th World Series on the Dodgers in the seven best event that opens on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The second game is scheduled for Fenway on Wednesday night.
The sponsors of the Red Sox have to lose $ 165 to win $ 100; Investors in the Dodgers get $ 145 on a $ 100 bet.
That tells him more than doing big business that 1916 was the last time these two franchises met in the World Series, when the Dodgers were the Brooklyn Robins and Babe Ruth a member of the Red Sox. Or that the Dodgers did not win the World Series since 1988 and they missed last year's adventure for a game.
"It's great, two franchises, Boston against LA." They're a very good team and we're a very good team, "Red Sox player Brock Holt said Monday before the teams train in New York's living room. England. "Baseball fans will enjoy watching these teams fight."
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was with the Red Sox for 45 games in 2004, and it was his second base steal in ALCS Game 4 against the Yankees that was the first step in Boston coming out of a ditch 0-3 and it's recorded in the history of the Red Sox.
"I think the key that I've really learned to appreciate is that it's not about me, I understand it was a great play for me, for the Red Sox and our club in 2004, but I have a moment," Roberts said of the fans. of the Red Sox who stopped him to talk about the stolen purse. "That moment is special for them and so they want to share it with me, that's quite humiliating."
"This is an ideal job for me and I know that talking for (Alex Cora) is his ideal job," Roberts said of the Red Sox manager. "So, so that we can play for a world championship, West Coast-East Coast, Dodgers-Red Sox, I just can not see it improving."
With Chris Sale starting for the Red Sox and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers in Game 1, each team has its left-handed ace. Sale said he has fully recovered from being hospitalized for a stomach illness during the ALCS against the Astros. He said that last week was due to a problem with the belly button ring, but that has been seen as a joke.
"I'll leave that for you to debate," Sale said when asked if he took the navel story seriously.
In three postseason games (two starts) this year, Sale is 1-0 with a 5.85 ERA. He worked a perfect eighth inning against the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS that ended the Yankees season with a 4-3 loss.
Kershaw was asked if the perfect relay inning against the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS on Saturday altered his routine leading to the start of Tuesday night.
"No, it was fine, obviously, it was something like a normal entry, which was good," said Kershaw, who retired the last three batters in a 5-1 victory. "I tried to throw as few pitches as possible in the bullpen before, obviously the intensity is different and things like that, but that's why I came here (on Sunday) to make sure everything was good and that it should be good."
In four postseason games (three starts) this season, Kershaw has been better than his October general numbers. He is 3-1 with a 2.37 ERA compared to a postseason record of 9-8 with a 4.09 ERA in 28 games (22 starts).
Some believe that the Red Sox with four possible home games give them an advantage due to the noisy atmosphere, the Green Monster on the left, the Triangle in the center and the Pesky Pole on the right.
Sale focused on the environment.
"I think he's going to be swinging." This place is obviously going crazy, "Sale predicted." We have very passionate fans. It's going to be fun. I think we've all been expecting this and also our fans. "