Sometimes the winner is the one who got the lucky bounces and the lucky calls.
It was the latter case in 2021, as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped the Oakland Athletics 7-3 tonight at PNC Park to win the World Series. It was the 7th title in franchise history.
“When you play for championships, you have to play better than the team in the other dugout. We did that in this series, and all year. Now we’re the best team in baseball,” said Pittsburgh first baseman Steven De La Mota, who was named the series MVP.
The pirates took the series 4-3. The new titleholders completed the regular season with a first-place finish in the NL Central division and a 91-71 record.
Pittsburgh manager grinned and nodded when asked to comment on De La Mota’s words.