The 2017 World Series has dazzled fans for 5 games. Each game has had its own storyline that has entertained even the most novice fan. As we enter game 6 no matter who is the winner we have seen something that may spark fans interest in a game that many people consider boring.
Game 5 of the World Series had me on the edge of my seat throughout the night. A game that no one ever felt was over, back and fourth we saw the two best teams in baseball throwing punches at each other to see who could reach down deep and show that no matter how hard you get hit, it is about how you recover. This series has shown what makes baseball great, no matter how much you are down even the smallest and least likely player can make a huge impact.
Justin Turner was a journey man utility player that was basically given away by two teams, Jose Altuve was laughed at when he showed up at his first tryout, Brad Peacock was a 41st round pick, Chris Taylor was traded from Seattle so they could make roster space. These players have shown up and given us our passion back. Baseball is the most unpredictable sport in the world, on any given day we can see something we have never seen before.
Tonight we see Justin Verlander go against Rich Hill, who was playing for a team called the Long Island Ducks just two years ago. While we all see a clear advantage for the Astros, how can we say this is a given. This series has given us the excitement we all watch sports for. Who will be the hero? Who will make the play that we will be watching twenty years from now? Jack Bucks famous line “I don’t believe what I just saw.” still gives me goosebumps. So far this series has been that call played out in front of us. As this series comes to it’s conclusion I hope that we as fans understand that the passion we have seen in this series is why baseball is such a great sport. Youth and Veterans have come together and given us a show.
No matter how this night plays out I ask that you all stand up and appreciate what we have seen. Baseball at its finest. No wild card flukes, no gimmicks needed. This is baseball and this is sport.