They have been considered to be the best team in baseball in the last five seasons. Coincidentally that is the amount of time that Dave Roberts has been the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. They made it to the World Series in back-to-back seasons in 2017-18 and lost both times. This time the results ended up being different and it has solidified their standing in baseball.
This will be the second time the Tampa Bay Rays have appeared in the Fall Classic. The last time they were here was in 2008. They lost in 5 games to the Philadelphia Phillies. An interesting fact about them is that 2008 was the first year they had changed their nickname from the Devil Rays to just the Rays. They have been a far more successful franchise since that nickname change. For the Los Angeles Dodgers this will be their third World Series appearance in the last four seasons. They lost to Houston and Boston in back-to-back appearances in 2017 and ’18 respectively. They are hoping to finally win another championship in their storied history which hasn’t happened since 1988.