Red Sox vs. Dodgers: A World Series clash with historic possibilities
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BOSTON — The 114th World Series is upon us, and if you can stick your personal team proclivities in the vault for a moment, you have to admit that the Red Sox-Dodgers pairing has all the ingredients of a great matchup.
For your consideration: Despite all the talk of how these markets have never clashed in the Fall Classic, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox did play each other in front of the biggest audience ever to witness a baseball game. That happened on March 29, 2008, and as you might guess from that date, it was an exhibition. But what an exhibition. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles, they played Boston at the Los Angeles Coliseum. There were 115,300 fans on hand.
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That was an exhibition. Can you imagine the furor that will erupt over a tense and — yeah, we’ll say it — contentious World Series? This could be the emergent rivalry that baseball needs. The next 10 days will