Finally! The Dodgers win the World Series!

For the first time in 32 years, the Dodgers have won the World Series. Up three games to two, in Game 6 they managed to get a couple of runs after a dubious removal of the Rays’ starting pitcher Blake Snell, who’d been mowing them down in wholesale lots (he’d struck out Betts, Seager and Turner in each of their first two ABs). They added a Betts home run in the eighth and watched their 24-year-old lefty Julio Urias throw his second multi-inning relief outing of the playoffs (he threw the last three innings in Game 7 of the NLCS, for which he got the win) and get the save.

It was the culmination of a very weird baseball season, truncated to 60 games and with one extra playoff series added to it on the back end. The Dodgers swept the first two rounds, beating the Brewers 2-0 in the new Wild Card round and demolishing the Padres 3-0 in the Division Series. They then came back from a 3-1 deficit to the Braves in the NLCS and beat the Rays 4-2 in the World Series.