As for the Fall Classic itself, there might not be a greater city-to-city sports rivalry than that of LA vs. Boston. The Celtics and Lakers were fierce rivals in the 70’s and 80’s, when the two teams faced off a record 12 times in the NBA Finals.
The 2010 edition of the Celtics and Lakers featured a now-famous “Beat LA” chant, that will likely feature prominently in this year’s World Series.
The Dodgers are making their second-straight appearance in the finals, after falling in seven games last year to the Houston Astros.
On the other side of the diamond, the Red Sox beat the Astros in five games to advance to their first World Series appearance since winning the title since 2013.