Americans love their sports—especially football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Soccer, too, is becoming a favorite. However, it’s baseball that holds the title “America’s favorite pastime.”
Baseball is a unique sport because there is no clock. While many other sports are played within a certain time limit, baseball is played according to the pace of play. Major League Baseball has a very long season—162 games to be exact—and the beauty of the game is reflected in its loyal fans.
The World Series
The World Series is the championship series in Major League Baseball. It will be a toss-up between the champions of the two MLB leagues – the National League and the American League.
The 2016 World Series will be Major League Baseball’s 112th Championship Series. It will be a best-of-seven playoff between the champions of the American League and the National League. This year, the American League champions will own the home-field advantage as a result of their 4-2 win in the 2016 All-Star Game.
The 2016 World Series will be played from October 25 to November 2 if the full seven games are necessary. It could end by October 29 if one team can win four games straight.
The National League
The Chicago Cubs, the Washington Nationals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the division titles in the National League. The New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals are leading contenders for the wild card entry.
The American League
The Texas Rangers, the Boston Red Sox, and the Cleveland Indians landed the division titles in the American League. The Toronto Blue Jays, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Detroit Tigers qualified to vie for the wild card entry.
Different baseball teams each have their own loyal and strong fan base. They can be seen wearing their favorite team’s jerseys and caps—sometimes bearing the name of their favorite player. Baseball fans can purchase baseball equipment, helmets, jerseys and caps from DealYard.com. We carry a wide array of sports products from famous brands such as Rawlings.
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