The 2020 World Series is officially set! It will be the upstart Tampa Bay Rays taking on the perennial contender Los Angeles Dodgers, who were baseball’s best team in 2020 with a 43-17 record.
Cody Bellinger’s home run in the 7th inning lifted the Dodgers to the lead that they’d ultimately hold over the Atlanta Braves in tonight’s Game 7 while Julio Urias earned the final nine outs, advancing Los Angeles to their third championship round series since 2017.
Not only did the Dodgers survive a 2-1 series deficit, but they then staved off elimination for two straight nights. They also blasted 16 home runs during the series, a LCS record.
Will the third time finally be the charm for the Dodgers, who last won it all in 1988 thanks to former Tigers great Kirk Gibson’s walk off home run?
Former Tigers Slugger Marcus Thames has met with team for managerial position
The Detroit Tigers are in need of a new manager following the decision by Ron Gardenhire to call it a career last month with the season winding down.
And while there have been a few candidates listed that have some controversy still surrounding them due to their role in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, one new name will instantly have Tigers fans reminiscing.
Marcus Thames, who currently serves as hitting coach of the New York Yankees, has met with Detroit Tigers management regarding their managerial opening, as reported by Tony Paul of The Detroit News:
Thames and the Yankees had their season ended by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Appearing mostly in left field and as a designated hitter, Thames blasted 115 home runs and 301 RBIs during his MLB career, which ran from 2002 to 2011.
He appeared in 485 career games with the Tigers, and also had stints with the Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers.