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LA rejoice! The Dodgers are headed to the World Series for the first time in 29 years




CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19:  Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam in the third inning against the Chicago Cubs during game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam in the third inning against the Chicago Cubs during game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The Dodgers are back in the World Series after a home-run barrage in Chicago's Wrigley Field last night. 

Three were hit by Kike Hernandez as the Dodgers positively routed the Cubs 11-1. Fans all over LA were cheering as the team's 29-year wait for a World Series finally paid off. 

Game one of the World Series is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. One of the people responsible for the Dodgers' success is Ned Colletti. He assembled a big chunk of this World Series-bound team when he was Dodgers general manager, from 2006 to 2014.

He's a baseball analyst for Spectrum Sportsnet now. "This is a very very good team. Very very solid team," said Colletti of Thursday night's victory,  "I'm honored that I had a chance to be a part of it for a while and to see it now first hand."

Yankees or Astros?

"I don't think it matters. I think the only team that could beat Dodgers right now are the Dodgers. I think they're so good and they're so focused and they're talented. And their health is good. This team is so on point right now."

The last time they were in the World Series 

October 1988: Pitcher and World Series MVP Orel Hershiser #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waves to the crowd with the World Series Trophy next to him during the Dodgers' victory parade in Los Angeles, California.
October 1988: Pitcher and World Series MVP Orel Hershiser #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waves to the crowd with the World Series Trophy next to him during the Dodgers' victory parade in Los Angeles, California.
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The 1988 team had all kind of magic attached to it. It was a mystical team in some ways. So, how does the 2017 team compare to the 1988 team?

"I think this team has far greater depth. I think it's got more weapons. The best team I've seen in a very very long time, at any point. No matter what the city is...it doesn't matter, they are game for the opportunity."

 Looking to score a ticket to game one? As of Thursday morning, they'll set you back about $975...and that's for a bleacher seat.

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