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  • World Series: Game 6 Observations

    With less than two hours to go before the all-important game 7 of the World Series, here are some observations and stats from the all-too-wild game 6:

    1. Well, my Astros in 6 prediction went bust. And I’m not displeased, although that may be the sleep deprivation talking.

    2. Last night’s bartender (there have been quite a few during this postseason) complained that he can’t get “Baby Shark” out of his head no matter how hard he tries. My guaranteed antidote (though not necessarily a better choice): the 1-877-Kars for Kids jingle.

    3. I’d like to thank the sportswriters of America for joining me in dubbing this series “weird.”

    4. The best example of how strange this series is: It is the first time in 1,420 best-of-seven postseason series across MLB, NBA and NHL in which the road team has won each of the first six contests. (And Houston had an unbelievable 65-22 home record through the regular season and two rounds prior to the start of this series.)

    5. Examples of Game 6 weirdness: The first base interference call on Turner in the 7th; Alex Bregman and Juan Soto suddenly becoming their own bat boys; Verlander remains winless in World Series starts. And those are just the things you know about.

    6. Stephen Strasburg tied six other pitchers with his fifth win in the postseason. Max Scherzer can join the list if he wins tonight. Strasburg also is the first starter to go 5-0 in a single postseason.

    7. Soto’s three World Series home runs are the most by a player at age 21 or younger in a single World Series.

    8. Leading into game 7, the Astros have 28 runs in the series to the Nationals’ 27, even though the only one-run game was the first one. This is only the third time teams were separated by one or no runs entering game 7 since 1967.

    9. Zach Greinke and Scherzer are the first pair of Cy Young winners to face off in a game 7 in World Series history.

    10. The last time the World Series went to a Game 7, the Astros beat the Dodgers in L.A. Now they’re trying to avoid a similar fate on their home turf.

    “Play ball,” he shouts while yawning.