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Will Game 6 of the NLCS deliver the drama that we desire?

Saturday’s Say Hey, Baseball is recovering from an awful day without baseball and looking forward to what could be an entertaining night at Wrigley Field.

NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - Game One Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

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Did you enjoy that one day without baseball? That’s great to hear, because I was miserable, too. The good news is that the postseason is back on tonight as the NLCS shifts back to Chicago for Game 6 between the Cubs and Dodgers. The storyline for that game is pretty simple — yes, the Cubs have scored plenty of runs on the Dodgers, but they have yet to score on Clayton Kershaw. Can Chicago finally break through and put some runs on the board against one of the best pitchers in the game, or will the Dodgers be able to survive and force what will probably be an intense Game 7? We’ll see what happens tonight.

Meanwhile, there’s no telling what could happen tonight. Game 6 is always fun for the neutral fan because of all of the variables that come from one team being a game away from going home and the other being one game away from a pennant. Sometimes we see the team with their backs against the wall play loose and easy as if they’re playing with house money, and sometimes one of the teams lets the pressure get to them and they fold like a lawn chair in a hurricane.

As far as entertainment value goes, one of the best Championship Series Game 6’s had to have come in 1999. The Mets were threatening to climb out of a 3-0 hole against the Braves, and seemingly had all of the positive vibes going their way after winning two straight (including the Grand Slam Single) as the series went back to Atlanta. That Game 6 ended up being a wild one, as the Mets managed to turn a 5-0 first inning deficit into an 8-7 lead by the eighth inning. However, Braves tied it, sent it to extras, and eventually punched their ticket to the World Series with a walk-off walk. I’m not wishing that type of stress on Cubs or Dodgers fans tonight, but if we get a game that’s anywhere near as dramatic as that one, then we could be in for a fun night of baseball.


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