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This Dodgers/Red Sox re-match is going to be the bee’s knees, I tells ya!

MLB: World Series-Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers and Red Sox have both been around for well over 100 years, but this will be just the second time they have faced off in the World Series. You probably remember the last time they did - back in 1916. Back then, Woodrow Wilson was President. Hawaii and Alaska weren’t yet states - heck, Arizona and New Mexico had been admitted to the Union only a few years prior. Theodore Roosevelt, Scott Joplin, Buffalo Bill Cody, Annie Oakley, and Alexander Graham Bell were all still alive. And Perry Ellis was just a sophomore at the University of Kansas.

The Red Sox won that series, and again two years later, but it took 86 years for them to win it again. Now they’ll be gunning for their fourth title in 15 years. The Dodgers, on the other hand, have the sixth-longest championship drought out of any team that has ever won a title (five franchises have never won one). It has been 30 years since Kirk Gibson’s amazing home run in the ‘88 series, will the Dodgers have another miracle in them this year?

The two teams will bring their 200 combined regular season wins into the Fall Classic tonight. The Red Sox are slight favorites, according to Vegas. For all the talk of bullpenning this year, we should have a fantastic starting pitching matchup tonight with Clayton Kershaw facing off against Chris Sale.

The game begins at 7:09 CT on FOX.

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Who will the World Series?

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  • 73%
    Boston Red Sox
    (11 votes)
  • 26%
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    (4 votes)
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