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LA Dodgers: World Series champions or bust

View from first base side of Dodger Stadium during a night game. Photo credit: LifeSupercharger/Creative Commons

The Los Angeles Dodgers have punched their ticket to the 2020 World Series after defeating the Atlanta Braves with the score 4-3 in a crucial Game 7 of the National League Championship Series over in Texas.

After the last out was recorded Dodgers fans who attended the drive-in party at Dodger stadium took into celebration honking their horns, cheering, and high-fiving each other while leaving the Dodger Stadium parking lot full of joy knowing their team gets another shot at the title.

The Dodgers are a World Series caliber team, but have not had success in the past year losing back to back World Series.

But fans are more confident than ever for their team after they had come back from a 3-1 deficit against the Braves beating them to move on.

Long time Dodger fan Chrisalava Montero expressed her emotions after Game 7.

“After the final out, I felt really excited and relieved that the Dodgers made it to the World Series. Being a baseball fan and rooting for your favorite team, it’s like you wait so long for this moment.”

The excitement of Montero’s favorite team moving closer to bringing home the title builds up after every win.

“I think this year especially is so special for us fans because of the pandemic obviously… although they’ve shown up to the World Series three times in the span of four years, I think the Dodgers definitely have what it takes to win, third times a charm.”

With the win over the Braves, Dodgers have made the World Series in three out of the last four years, not making last years when losing to the future champions Washington Nationals in the division series.

During the post game ceremony, after receiving the national league championship trophy five-year manager Dave Roberts passionately said, “For the Dodger fans that are here, the ones that aren’t here. We love you, were thinking about you. And This year is our year, This is our year!”

The MVP award for the series went to shortstop Corey Seager who had been feasting on Braves pitching the entire series.

Seager put on a show for fans batting .310 with eight runs and 26 total bases, and is the only national league player in history to hit five home runs and drive in 11 runs in a postseason series according to MLB.

The Dodgers are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays who are a dangerous team finishing first in their division in the American League making it an even matchup.

Dodger fan Andrew Arriola gave his opinion on how the matchup will go.

“This is finally a matchup where the two best teams with best records finally reach the World Series.

“The Rays are not to be underestimated though, their pitching and defense has shown that it’s practically the best in the league. However I feel that Dodgers offense is gonna top the Rays in the end.”

Dodgers fans have taken to social media to wish their boys in blue the best of luck, and hope that they will win the last game of the year returning from Texas to Los Angeles as champions.

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About the Contributor
Isaiah Lonvelin, Co-Sports Editor
Isaiah Lonvelin is the sports co-editor for Talon Marks. He plans on transferring to Cal State Long Beach or Cal State Fullerton to pursue a Bachelor’s in journalism. He enjoys watching baseball and football.
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