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Naidu: Not my World Series

This is not the World Series everybody wanted.  A matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers could not feature two more vintage blueblood franchises. The Dodgers haven’t won in three decades, but they’re still six-time World Series champions – they’re still the team that housed legends like Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. The Red Sox are no stranger to the limelight and World Series rings either, winning five years ago, with three championships since the year 2000.

Naidu: This one’s for you, Texas

As I sat in the stands I kept trying to bring myself to root against Houston, the unquestioned biggest sports city rival of my hometown, Dallas. My favorite pitcher, Yu Darvish, was starting for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series against the Houston Astros. I was crushed when he was traded midseason from the Rangers. But that didn’t keep me from wearing my Texas Rangers, number 11 Darvish shirt to the game while sitting in the visitor’s section – surrounded by many Astros fans.

Weekly Stanford baseball alums MLB roundup

In 2009, the Washington Nationals lost more than 100 games. It was a low point that signified that the franchise was ready to begin a massive rebuilding process. Over the following few seasons, the Nationals drafted numerous top prospects such as Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg in hopes of bringing consistent success to the nation’s…