Astros slugger Jose Altuve might be a little guy — but he's a big reason Houston's headed to the World Series for the second time in three years, having dispatched the Yankees with a walk-off homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Saturday. Houston will now host the Washington Nationals in Game 1 Tuesday. But the Astros' dynasty-building may not be MLB's most compelling motivation, OZY reports: While the Nats have only waited 15 years for a pennant, a D.C.-based team hasn't won the championship since 1924.
What can we expect in the Fall Classic? Analysts are touting the pitching possibilities, from Houston's Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander to D.C.'s "Mad Max" Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg.