The Fall Classic is here. It’s been 50 days since the Saltdogs’ season ended but tonight our attention turns to the 2018 World Series showdown between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.

The Series gets underway at Fenway Park where the Dodgers look to win their first championship since Kirk Gibson and company upset the Oakland Athletics in 1988.  The Dodgers came up just short in 2017, losing to the Houston Astros in Game 7.

Boston has rolled through the playoffs, downing the Yankees and the defending champion Astros.  The Sox are looking build on their 108-win season by adding to the three titles won since 2004.

Our Saltdogs weigh in on how they see the series unfolding.

TJ Bennett, OF
World Series Champion: Red Sox in 6
World Series MVP: Andrew Benintendi
Bold Prediction: Kershaw starts and wins his game. The teams split games in Boston and the Sox win 2 of 3 in LA. The top of the Red Sox lineup dominates the series. J.D. Martinez has some clutch hits and Benintendi does it all with the glove and bat.

Ivan Marin, INF
World Series Champion: Red Sox in 5
World Series MVP: Mookie Betts
Bold Prediction: Jackie Bradley is hot and is the inspiration of the team! The teams that I thought could beat Boston are out (Yankees and Astros). Boston takes care of business and wins the series 4-1.

Randolph Oduber, OF
World Series Champion: Red Sox
Bold Prediction: I think Mookie will get hot and I would love to see a Game 7.

Derek Gordon, P
World Series Champion: Red Sox in 6
World Series MVP: J.D. Martinez
Bold Prediction: With a lefty heavy pitching staff for the Dodgers, I believe the righties in the Red Sox line up are going to tee off. I think the Dodgers rotation will win 2 games but they won’t be able to keep up with the Red Sox power packed line up.

Eric Wooten, P
World Series Champion: Dodgers in 6
World Series MVP: Manny Machado
Bold Prediction: The Dodgers Left handed starting pitching will give the Red Sox lineup problems throughout the series. While the Red Sox starting pitching will be perfect for the Dodgers’ power hitting right handed bats.

Will Boston win a fourth title since 2004? Can Los Angeles end a title drought three decades old? We’ll see how our expert Saltdogs fare in picking the World Series.