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Gamethread: Dodgers at Red Sox, World Series Game 1

In which White Sox fans gnash their teeth over Chris Sale

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The other ace: Clayton Kershaw puts on his best bro face in preparation for starting Game 1.
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It doesn’t get much dreamier than this for baseball fans, two aces teeing off in Game 1 of the World Series.

Clayton Kershaw (3-time Cy Young, MVP, 7-time All Star) takes the hill for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chris Sale (7-time All Star, perennial Cy Young candidate, condor) gets his first World Series start, unfortunately for the Boston Red Sox and not the White Sox because somehow the White Sox front office couldn’t build a contenting team around a cost-controlled, generational talent, and now here we are, licking our wounds from 100 losses and having to watch said talent ply his considerable skills for another team while we wonder if Yoan Moncada can stop looking at strike three and Michael Kopech can keep his arm from falling off.

Ahem. Where was I?

Right: two aces, two teams with intimidating offenses. A bunch of really talented guys playing the game we love. In all seriousness, this should be fun. Let’s play ball.