World Series Game 1 kicks off tonight at 8:09pm. Two of baseball’s most historic teams — the Red Sox and Dodgers — are set to meet in what should be a thrilling series. Tonight’s game will be held at Fenway Park and features an awesome pitching match-up.
Clayton Kershaw, a three-time National League Cy Young Award winner and seven-time All-Star, takes the ball for the Dodgers. Chris Sale takes the ball for the Sox, also a seven-time All-Star and finished in the top five in the American League Cy Young Award voting the last five seasons. Kershaw and Sale are widely considered to the best lefties in their respective leagues for the last several years. Can it get any better than that to start a World Series?
In another intriguing subplot, managers Alex Cora and Dave Roberts are friends and former teammates. Both Cora and Roberts played for the Red Sox and Dodgers. Look for Roberts to get a nice ovation when he is introduced at Fenway prior to Game 1. His stolen base at Fenway vs the Yankess in game four of the ALCS will never be forgotten.
Game two will also be played in Boston tomorrow night at 8:09.