#1 2017 World Series Game 5 – Houston Astros 13, Los Angeles Dodgers 12 (10 Innings)
Imagine football, basketball, hockey, little league, and beer-league softball rolled into a baseball
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game. Picture your whole life flashing by you as this game was played. Ride on the most exciting, most terrifying, most extreme roller coaster of your crazy self. Watch a movie and watch the drama, thrills, and all the action in the scenes. Do something for once in your life that you might never get to do again. Take a risk and stand up to the challenge. Win it all and go crazy.
If you picture all of these things into one major life-changing event in that is something you’ll never forget, I’ll bet you’ll end up saying October 29, 2017. Game five of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Why This Game?
You can expect a pitcher’s duel between Dallas Keuchel and Clayton Kershaw anytime in that game. But you could never truly predict what would happen next. Nobody expected the Dodgers to go up three runs in the first. No one believed they could overcome a 4-0 deficit to Kershaw and the Dodgers. Certainly, no one thought they would answer a Cody Bellinger home run. Obviously, no one believed that George Springer would be a goat that found redemption in one inning. Nobody thought the Astros would lead. Nobody thought Correa’s hit ball would go out. No thought it would be 12-9 after eight or that the Dodgers would tie up the game. Of course, no one thought they would beat Kenley Jansen again. This time, they’d do it with Alex Bregman, a second-year third baseman from LSU.
It just happened.
There will always be games you look back on and say I was glad to be there and I loved that game. Yes, there will be games in the future that are classic. But I’m going to guarantee you one thing.
We will never ever see another game like the one we just saw in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series.
It’s the greatest game in the history of this franchise and for my money as a Houston fan, it’s the greatest game in baseball history.
Enjoy the season Astros fans…