The Dodgers win the 2020 World Series

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The Los Angeles Dodgers go on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays, ending the series 4-2.

Tristan Baldeo, Staff Writer

The city of Los Angeles becomes the city of champions as the LA Dodgers win the 2020 World Series. The Dodgers won the series in Game 6, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays with a score of 3-1.

This puts an end to the suffering that both the team and its fans have had to endure. Despite making it to the World Series three times in the last four years, they failed to come out victorious till now. This marks the first championship for the Dodgers since 1988 after 32 years and secures their seventh title in the team’s history.

The Rays had their World Series hopes crushed when they pulled out pitcher Blake Snell, who was having arguably his best game of the season as the Rays were up 1-0. Nevertheless, the Rays proved themselves this year, offered up a good series, and should keep their heads high moving into the next season.

Like many sports this year, COVID-19 has caused major bumps in the road for the MLB. The MLB regular season was cut down to 60 games, compared to the normal 162 games normally played. Games would be played without fans and COVID outbreaks would occur within teams that could have ended the season entirely.

An example of this that has stirred up talks is with third baseman Justin Turner, who tested positive in the middle of the last game of the World Series and was forced to exit the game. Turner would then go on to break COVID protocols during the Dodgers championship celebration after the game and is now under investigation by the MLB.

“It is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of the others,” said the MLB and Commissioner Rob Manfred. “When MLB security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.”

Manfred would go on to answer various questions regarding the situation, it is not clear what exactly will happen to Turner, and if any punishments will be handed out as of now.

While this may draw some attention away from the championship itself, it does not change the fact that the Dodgers are champions. They had a fabulous postseason and will look to replicate the results next year.

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