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Few fans, masked umps, muted celebrations for World Series

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Uggh. Artificial turf. I thought the stadium had a movable roof so they could have real grass. What's the point of letting Texas heat and humidity in if they keep the plastic turf? I'd rather play down the road in Houston where the whole thing is air conditioned and the plastic grass doesn't absorb the hot sunshine.

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World Series? It should be the called the MLB Series ...!

The world does not participated in it.

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World Series? It should be the called the MLB Series ...!

The world does not participated in it.

The United States IS 'The World'! The rest are just some 'foreign' people who don't obey us...or lack the inhuman tolerance for the tedium that is U.S. 'baseball'...

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Yamaha, MLB has players from all over the world. It doesn’t have a limit for foreign players like Japan.

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The winner will give its city a 2-1 advantage in major U.S. sports league titles during the novel coronavirus pandemic following championships by the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning on Sept. 28 and the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 11.

Because of the condensed sports schedule, one city would celebrate 2 championships in mere weeks

Tampa Bay, among the major leagues’ poorest draws

But this time that helped them do well since they're used to playing with hardly any fans, while as visitors they don't have to worry about opposing fans

Los Angeles had a $95.6 million payroll on Aug. 1, according to figures compiled by MLB. Tampa Bay was 28th at $28.9 million, ahead of only Baltimore and Pittsburgh. The Rays eliminated the Yankees ($83.7 million) and Houston ($81.4 million) during the AL playoffs.

Baseball is very volatile this way - that the poorer teams have a good chance to win a championship year-in and year-out (may not be the same teams every year, but they're always there)

World Series? It should be the called the MLB Series ...!

It's been called the World Series since 1903 when the top baseball world consisted only of the US - before any other country had top baseball leagues. They ain't gonna change that tradition just because the rest of the world was late to the party

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