Dodgers win 2020 World Series during pandemic

Despite COVID, the Los Angeles team beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 games


Matt Weller

The 2020 World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers had an 8-3 victory against the Rays.

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor

The 2020 World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas this year. Due to COVID-19, the teams were unable to travel, so the MLB made accommodations allowing both teams to be the “home” team while not having to travel.

As stated on SportingNews, “The World Series is in Texas to take part in a “modified bubble” format. The goal was to decrease the risk of a COVID-19 outbreak that could derail the postseason. After teams played home games in the round of 16, the National League sent its final four teams to Arlington while the American League played the rest of its postseason in San Diego before the league champions have met up in Texas.”

Usually, the two league champions in the World Series play the games at their respective home fields giving each team the opportunity of home-field advantage.

While the Rays were planning their game plans, the Dodgers were planning their win.

“Nothing could get in the way of the dominant Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Their 8-3 victory over the Rays gave them the early leg up in this best-of-seven series,” states the MLB.

“The last World Series title [for the Dodgers] was back in 1988,” states NPR. “32 years of long, hard, frustrating work that finally pays off in their favor. They have won their division and haven’t had many troubles doing so but they have finally got their well deserved World Series championship.”

In all, fans enjoyed this competitive series despite COVID.