No more waiting. Game one of the World Series is just hours away, and the game time temperatures could make history.
The fans have been ready for the series to get underway ever since the Astros beat the Yankees in Game Seven of the ALCS. The players are ready, too; especially tonight's starting pitcher, Dallas Keuchel.
“We hope to steal one or two and play some good ball here,” Keuchel said, alluding to the home field advantage the Dodgers enjoy.
Older Astros fans will remember this was a rivalry from the old days in the NL West.
“A lot of us in our generation understand this used to be the old NL West,” Geoff Blum, Astros television analyst, told KTRH. “There were some epic battles in the 80’s between these two franchises.”
Yes Dodger fans are passionate, but you don't have to look far to find Astro fans in LA, either. There are plenty of them that live there.
“We’ve been hoping for this for the last couple of years, now it’s coming true,” one fan told our TV partner, Channel 2.
Another said, “Once they switched to the AL I knew I was going to have to wait for a World Series for these two teams to meet again.”
Of course the players want to win it for themselves, but third baseman Alex Bregman says they want it for the city after Harvey, too.
“In the back of our minds, is the city and the people. We really hope we can pull this out for them,” Bregman said.
Game time temperatures tonight could be the warmest ever for a World Series Game at about 100 degrees.
If you're looking for tickets on the secondary market, you could be paying more than $1300 apiece
While Keuchel gets the start for the Astros, the Dodgers go with their ace, Clayton Kershaw. First pitch after 7and coverage on Sports Talk 790 starts at 6.