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The beginning of the end!

World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

The World Series begins today! All the time and effort boils down to the last four to seven games. It is bittersweet. It is exciting, yet sad. It is the beginning of the end.

The Houston Astros will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers ensuring that the champion will be the best team from their respective league. As a Cardinals fan, which do you root for? To help, I have complied a list of pros and cons for each team

The Dodgers

Pros:

  1. Clayton Kershaw if you are in to the best pitcher of maybe all time earning a World Series ring
  2. Yasiel Puig (if you like him)
  3. Talented young players
  4. Team is very well-constructed from top to bottom and someone should be rewarded for that

Cons:

  1. But, but, it is LA
  2. Yasiel Puig (if you do not like him)
  3. Seriously LA - home of the turf Kroenkes
  4. Team is well-con$$$tructed

The Astros

Pros:

  1. Carlos Beltran plays for the Astros
  2. Hurricane Harvey recovery sentiment
  3. Team was methodically built from the ground-up
  4. Carlos Beltran plays for the Astros, along with Jose Altuve, whose journey to the majors is a wonderful story of persevering against the odds, Justin Verlander, and Carlos Correa.

Cons:

  1. The Astros used to be in the NL Central and old habits die hard
  2. These people’s homes and lives were destroyed - are we really going to say a baseball trophy can fix that?
  3. Team was methodically built from ground up... by tanking(... and brain draining the Cardinals, really)
  4. ... I got nothing, Carlos Beltran is awesome

There you have it - a list to get you started on your new rooting allegiances. So who do you want to win?

what else is going on in baseball...

Hurricane Harvey on Astros minds in postseason | MLB.com

10 reasons to be excited about World Series | MLB.com

World Series 2017 Dodgers Astros breakdown | MLB.com

Hot temps could affect World Series Game 1 | MLB.com

Jeff Luhnow vision has Astros in World Series | MLB.com

Dallas Keuchel and the Dodgers Are Ideological Opposites | FanGraphs Baseball

Expect the World Series Strike Zone to Favor the Dodgers | FanGraphs Baseball

The Dodgers Have Made It Look Way Too Easy | FanGraphs Baseball

Bullpens are going to decide the 2017 World Series, but we already knew that | SBNation.com

2017 World Series odds: Dodgers are favorites to beat Astros | SBNation.com

World Series 2017: Dodgers-Astros a rare matchup of two 100-win teams | SBNation.com

Astros-Dodgers 2017 World Series begins Tuesday | SBNation.com

what the cardinals are up to...

The 'Secret Weapon' returns as Oquendo, McGee join Matheny's staff | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com

Tapping into tradition: Cards coax Oquendo to return, add McGee to coaching staff | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com

How Whitey Herzog's Cardinals Won Before the Analytics Revolution | 101Sports.com

Cardinals Fans Rejoice! Team Brings Back Oquendo, Adds McGee to MLB Coaching Staff | 101Sports.com

KNOW THINE ENEMY...

the nl central

Postseason Memories: Charlie Morton brought the electric stuff in the 2013 NLDS | Bucs Dugout

The Cubs should give Joe Maddon a contract extension | Bleed Cubbie Blue

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