Muncy confident in legitimacy of 2020 title: 'A World Series is a World Series'

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Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Max Muncy doesn't believe a championship in 2020 will be tainted by a 60-game season - the shortest MLB campaign since 1878.

"A World Series is a World Series," the infielder said, according to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. "There are still going to be playoffs that are the same as in years past. You still have to get through teams in the playoffs, get through the other team in the World Series.

"To me, if anything, winning a World Series this year would almost be tougher because certain teams get really hot for a month or two and then cool off, and if we're going to play a shortened season, whatever team gets hot early can ride it out, and if they start to cool off, there might not be time to catch up. You're going to see teams make the playoffs that haven't made the playoffs in a long time."

Muncy's teammate Walker Buehler noted that winning in 2020 will be unique even though some may question the legitimacy of the title.

"I understand why someone would say (it doesn't mean as much) in a short year; I get that," the 25-year-old righty said. "But to me, in a lot of ways, in earning the right to be a world champion, the more adversity you go through, the bigger the accomplishment."

The Dodgers haven't won a World Series since 1988. The team made back-to-back appearances in the Fall Classic in 2017 and 2018, losing first to the Houston Astros and then to the Boston Red Sox.

Muncy confident in legitimacy of 2020 title: 'A World Series is a World Series'
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