The Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles in the Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
The game will likely be nostalgic for MLB players considering they were once little kids who dreamed of making it to the majors.
Karl Ravech, who will name the game, narrated Chad Finn of the Boston Globe, “This is about the Little Leaguers, but to me it’s also the Major Leaguers, who all played baseball at the age of 10, 11 and 12 and end up realizing their dream of being a Big League player let. It’s amazing that they do what they do and it all started then. This is a reminder of that time. It’s the connection between the past and their current status as major league players. I think it will mean a lot to them to play there.”
The game will also be competitive for both teams as they compete for a wild card spot.
The Red Sox and Orioles are going head-to-head for a wild card spot
The Red Sox and Orioles are both battling for a wildcard spot this season. The Red Sox have had a tough season and are currently at the bottom of the AL East rankings. They are the only team under .500.
Last place is all too familiar to the Orioles. They have finished last every season since 2017, with the exception of 2020. The Red Sox have finished first three times since 2016.
Despite playing worse than the Orioles this season, the Red Sox have a higher chance of making the playoffs (according to FanGraphs). The Red Sox have a 7.4 percent chance and the Orioles have a 4.1 percent chance.
The game will certainly be worth watching and will be streamed on ESPN on Sunday at 7pm ET.
https://fansided.com/2022/08/20/boston-red-sox-baltimore-orioles-set-play-little-league-world-series/ The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles play in the Little League World Series