The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann discuss Game 7 of the World Series, dwelling on the Dodgers’ lack of timely hitting, Yu Darvish’s Series struggles, the argument that Clayton Kershaw should have started Game 7 instead, and how the Astros-Dodgers battle stacks up historically. Then they talk about the effectiveness of (and backlash to) tanking, how hard it is to win titles, whether teams can still become dynasties in baseball today, and how the Astros and Dodgers set up for the future (spoiler: pretty well).
The Astros’ Wait Is Over
Houston wins the World Series. What comes next?
Jason, James, and Ryan make predictions for the next round of the playoffs
Bryan and David break down media moments from wild-card weekend
Also, Verno and KOC discuss whether the Cavs can maintain this success and end the season as a top-six team in the East
Mike and Jesse also run through some of Mike’s pickups for the week and talk about the controversy at the Dallas card show