Mike Zunino gives a tip of his catcher's helmet to reliever Diego Castillo for striking out the Astros' Jose Altuve and winning Game 1 of the ALCS for the Rays. Image: TBS/mlb.com

dR Daily 10/12/20: California Dreaming

At the risk of being labeled a jinx, let me just quote mlb.com:

“In postseason history, teams winning Game 1 of any best-of-seven series have gone on to win the series 114 of 179 times (64%).”

Last night in San Diego, the Tampa Bay Rays won Game 1 of their best-of-seven American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros.

Which means that, if history repeats itself and the Game 1 winners win the ALCS, they’ll go on to play in another seven-game series — the World Series.

Stanley Cup. World Series. Super Bowl.

Could there actually be a Tampa Bay Trifecta?

Not answering that one — you know, the jinx thing. But still….

ALCS Game 2: 4:07 p.m., TBS.