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Gammons: Look beyond the past drama and scandal, because Astros-Braves is a great baseball matchup


OK, so it’s not “The Big Stage,” as they like to call New York and Los Angeles on East Coast-based talk radio. Before the 2021 season even began, we heard how a Yankees-Dodgers ending to the post-pandemic season would mean a restoration of the good old days of Mantle vs. Snider. But the last time those two coastal powers met in a World Series was 1981, when Albert Pujols and Rich Hill were one-year-olds, Dusty Baker went 4-for-24 in the six-game series and George Steinbrenner offered an apology to Yankee fans because his team “failed” to win it all.

OK, so the Braves were not the Giants or Dodgers during the regular season, but remember this: After the Dodgers came from behind to beat Atlanta in the NLCS last October, when Kiké Hernández and Cody Bellinger homered in the seventh and eighth innings of Game 7, Dave Roberts expressed how tough a series it was to win. It was more difficult this time around, with Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner and





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