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SB Nation Reacts: World Series Edition

Who was the top player in the World Series? It wasn’t a Dodger!

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World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Six Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

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In fitting fashion for 2020, just because the World Series ended doesn’t mean the drama ended as well.

While the Dodgers won the Series in six games, they didn’t make many fans in the process. When fans were asked who they thought was the best player in the series in the latest SB Nation Reacts survey, 52 percent picked Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena.

Fans also picked the Game 4 ending, with Arozerana scoring the winning run, as the most memorable moment of the World Series (no surprise there!). That play earned over 50 percent of the vote while the final out of the series earned roughly five percent.

Part of the reason the final out was overshadowed was because what happened next. At some point in the seventh inning of Game 6, the Dodgers learned third baseman Justin Turner had tested positive for COVID-19. However, after they won, Turner was on the field celebrating in close contact with teammates, at times without a mask.

Nearly three-fourths of fans believe Turner should face a penalty for the celebration.

While we’re here, another interesting question was in the most recent poll involving a certain manager who’d led the cheating Astros beyond the Rays and Dodgers in the past couple post seasons.

After the season finished, the wild nature of the game kept going. Of the three managerial positions open, two have already been filled. But both were given to managers drawing plenty of negative attention.

Despite being voted as the best available job, only 42 percent of fans think the Chicago White Sox and new manager Tony La Russa will work in the end. The other position filled was AJ Hinch getting the Detroit Tigers job. Nearly 50 percent of fans, however, don’t think the former Astros manager should have been given another chance.

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