The MLB season ended with a historic game 7. The Houston Astros took home there first title win after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1. While the Astros are celebrating their victory, the Dodgers are already looking forward to getting back to work.
— Houston Astros (@astros) November 2, 2017
The Astros ended their season with taking 4 out of 7 games to win the 2017 World Series. After losing to the Dodgers 3-1 in game 6, they came back to bring home the franchise’s first title. For the Astros, winning comes from more than just skill. Players like George Springer, says that the result of taking home their first world series title comes down to just believing in each other.
Game 7 was not only a significant moment for Astros nation, but a defining moment for George Springer’s baseball career. Due to his performance in game 7 and the world series, he received the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player Award.
While Springer and the rest of the players focused on building each other up, the Astros manager also played a significant part in their victory too. According to the Astros Manager A.J. Hinch, winning is tied to confidence and morale of the team.
By putting the players first, he believes that teams start to focus on winning. This “players first” mentality was a defining factor in Houston winning their first World Series title.
Los Angeles Dodgers
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 2, 2017
With six world series titles, the Dodgers have no choice but to leave the 2017 season behind them. The Dodgers started the World Series with a strong start, but ended their season with a difficult finish. With the help of Andre Ethier, the Dodgers finally got on the board in the sixth inning.
Now, the Dodgers just are focusing on the positives instead of the reality of their loss. Players like Clayton Kershaw are just proud to be a Dodger, despite the end of their season.
With their 2017 MLB season ending on sour note, the Dodgers are now looking forward to starting next season.