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FanPost Friday: The Fall Classic is upon us

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“...as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.”

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Major League baseball is a few games away from finishing the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, the first major U.S. sports league to finish its season without using some kind of bubble-league set-up. A classic bad process, good result scenario if I ever saw one. Nevertheless, it was really nice to actually be able to watch the Mariners this year and to also enjoy some fun playoffs without any serious rooting interests. Baseball does the soul good, no matter the form.

We’re gonna get to some World Series polls here shortly, but first let’s look back at last week’s FPF poll results to see how exactly y’all like to daydream about winning championships.

Pretty dang close to a split between making a dramatic catch and walkin’ it off. I’m a bit surprised by the lack of love for a game-winning K like Randy Johnson winning the one-game playoff versus the Angels in 1995. Personally speaking, I definitely spent my time in the outfield as a kid imagining how I’d dive for this ball or that, so that option very much speaks to me. Maybe Mookie Betts will win it for the Dodgers that way this year?

Speaking of the current World Series between the Rays and Dodgers, let’s get to the polls!

Poll

Who are you rooting for?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    The Tampa Bay Rays aka the Flappy Bois aka the team Jeff Sullivan works for
    (24 votes)
  • 33%
    The Los Angeles Dodgers, currently on their 8th consecutive postseason appearance
    (12 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What is your preferred outcome?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Rays win in 5
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Dodgers win in 5
    (2 votes)
  • 11%
    Rays win in 6
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    Dodgers win in 6
    (3 votes)
  • 36%
    Rays win in 7
    (13 votes)
  • 16%
    Dodgers win in 7
    (6 votes)
  • 16%
    Don’t really care as long as it goes 7 games
    (6 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What one player is the main driver of your rooting interest?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Clayton Kershaw
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    Ji-Man Choi
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    Mookie Betts
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Randy Arozarena
    (2 votes)
  • 16%
    Corey Seager
    (5 votes)
  • 22%
    Mike Zunino
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Everyone else in the ridiculously stacked Dodgers lineup
    (1 vote)
  • 19%
    The Rays’ bullpen of death
    (6 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now

Poll

How does it make you feel to see fans in the stands at these World Series games in Texas?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    What the fuck
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    This is fine
    (0 votes)
  • 15%
    I wish I was there
    (5 votes)
  • 21%
    Wow remember going places?
    (7 votes)
  • 15%
    Keep your masks on and it’s okay with me
    (5 votes)
  • 9%
    It makes me feel like I’m never going to be able to go to sporting event again
    (3 votes)
33 votes total Vote Now

All right, have a great weekend and let’s hope for some dramatic finishes to these last few MLB games of 2020! And maybe a Mike Zunino dinger? I would like that very much.