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MLB World Series matchup draws controversy

Baseball

October 25, 2021
Source: Braves/Twitter
Source: Braves/Twitter

How we got here: On Friday, the Houston Astros eliminated the Boston Red Sox with a 5–0 Game 6 to take the American League (AL) and clinch their third World Series appearance in five years.

  • On Saturday, the Atlanta Braves won the National League (NL) pennant with their own Game 6 win, sending the defending champion LA Dodgers packing. This is Atlanta’s first trip to the World Series since 1999.

The controversy: The Asterisks Astros’ reputation is still plagued by the 2017 sign stealing scandal, which led to the firing of their general manager and coach, but saw no punishment for players, including multiple key players who are still on the team.

  • As for Atlanta, it’s impossible to watch a home game without hearing a racist chant from the crowd.

The matchup: Game 1 is tomorrow at 8:09 p.m. ET and we’re expecting an offensive showdown as both teams boast red-hot hitters in AL Championship Series (CS) MVP Yordan Álvarez and NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario.

Our MVP? Whichever player steps up and speaks out against the aforementioned chop.