Game 3 shows how baseball can be fun

Sam Holbrook, Author

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Sam Holbrook

Nowadays, the youth are drawn into flashy sports such as the NBA and the NFL, leaving the MLB forgotten.

Baseball may be a dying sport in its popularity with the youth, but it is alive and well in the world of sports.

The 2018 World Series stretched from Oct. 23 to Oct. 28, and resulted in the Boston Red Sox defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 in the series.

With this outcome, the Red Sox claimed their ninth World Series title and first since 2013.

Although the Red Sox crushed the Dodgers in the series 4-1, the true story is the one win the Dodgers had and the style in which they reached the game winning 3-2 score.

It would end up taking a record-setting game just to get the edge in Game 3 for the Dodgers to leave the field with a win.

Game 3 was played in Los Angeles, kicking off a little after 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, with the Dodgers coming into the game down in the series 2-0.

After a grueling seven hours and twenty minutes, the game would end up coming to an end after 18 innings.

The fact that there were 18 innings played perfectly shows what sets baseball apart from other sports: the game has no limit on the number of innings that are played.

Not only is there no limit to the number of innings played, but at the same time, an inning itself has absolutely no time limit.

Since there is no limit to innings played, games can last hours on hours, which makes it all the more fascinating and unique.

This seven-hour game ended at 3 a.m., when the usual baseball game only lasts three hours, showing that any game could be unique.

In the 18th inning, Max Muncy claimed the win for the Dodgers when he ended the game with a walk off home run, at about 3:30 a.m.

Game 3 of the 2018 World Series would now be officially titled as the longest postseason game in MLB history.

To better put this game in perspective, this game alone lasted longer than the entire 1939 World Series in which, the Yankees swept the Reds.

That series only lasted about seven hours and five minutes, falling short to Game 3 of the 2018 World Series which took an astonishing seven hours and twenty minutes.

Game 3 of the 2018 World Series left viewers shocked and amazed and ended as a record holding game.

Not only did it do so, but at the same time it also showed the youth that baseball can still be an interesting and exciting sport.