The Most Predictable thing in 2020


The most unpredictable year in Major League Baseball history ended in a completely predictable way, leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers with a World Series win.

This was not surprising due to back-to-back second-place finishes in 2017 and 2018 and getting kicked out in the semi-finals in 2019; they were still at the top of their game in 2020.

In my opinion, three key plays paved the way for the Dodgers. Mookie Betts speed carried the team to a Game One victory. Kershaw catching Margot stealing home in game five was a big play because it became a turning point for the momentum of the series. The Rays had been making a comeback in the series moving into Game Five. Phillips’ crazy walkoff and Aranzoria’s complete destruction of the rookie home run record, was starting to shift the luck to the Rays, but Kershaw catching Margot stealing home was a turning point.

From then on, the Dodgers were lights out. Julio Urías’ pitching performance from the pen and as a starter was stellar and gave the Dodgers a huge advantage when he was on the mound. All in all, it was an exciting season and I look forward to more action in this off-season.