The Dodgers finally find paydirt!

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Aaron Weiner, Staff Writer

Tuesday night, baseball finally crowned a champion in 2020 as the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first world series title in 32 years in 6 games against the Tampa Bay rays with a 3-1 victory. It was an entertaining series all the way through with exciting games every night especially games 4 and 6. The Dodgers were backed by their star-studded lineup with Mookie Betts, Corey Seager, Max Muncy, and Cody Bellinger. The Rays, who had star-studded pitching in Blake Snell and Charlie Morton, made the series as competitive as it could be. Although, the daunting Dodgers lineup was just too much to handle.

The Dodgers have been knocking at the door of title for a few years now. With each year coming up just a bit short. However, last offseason the Dodgers general manager decided that he had seen enough and went out and acquired the second-best player in Baseball from the Boston Red Sox, Mookie Betts. Mookie is a 4x all-star, 4x gold glove, 3x silver slugger, 1x batting champion, 1x MVP, 1x defensive player of the year, and now a 2x world series champion. The Dodgers locked up Mookie to a 12 year $365-million contract earlier this year in hope that Mookie can deliver more than one World Series with his time in LA.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw is another guy to be happy for. A guy who has been one of the best pitchers of this generation yet has struggled with postseason woes his entire career was finally able to put that narrative behind him as delivered for his team.

Finally, one last storyline to be monitored as the season is over now is that Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner had been pulled from the game during the 8th inning, after testing positive for COVID-19. He was then later spotted celebrating with his teammates after the game. Hopefully, all was handled well and there are not any more positive tests to come from this.

Congrats to Dave Roberts, the entire Dodgers organization, and the city of Los Angeles on their well-earned World Series ring!