MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Chris Sale is you and you are Chris Sale.
He may even have rewatched the final out of the 2018 World Series more times than you.
"I've watched it maybe a couple hundred thousand times,” Sale said Saturday at Winter Weekend. “It never gets old. Those last, even just watching kind of the highlights from the entire series, it's really special. It's cool. I've worked my entire life and we as a team worked from Day 1 of spring training to get there. And we got it. It was everything you can dream of.”
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Sale was happy to go down memory lane back to Game 5 of the World Series in Los Angeles.
“Those were the funnest three outs I've ever gotten,” Sale said. “Being able to come back and share that with the fans obviously, with the parade, but even this weekend here, it's going to be special.
"It's like, all right, you got [a lead of] four runs and three outs to get: Don't trip and don't mess it up. It was really special though. I look at the video, I see a couple still shots of guys in the bullpen [cheering] and it'll give you chills. Like I said, it was the funnest three outs I've ever gotten, and the lead up to that wasn't any less. Plus, warming up in Dodgers Stadium is not the easiest thing to do. So it was awesome. I enjoyed it. Hopefully, we get to do the same thing this year.”
Sale, who says he’s healthy now, has long been adamant that winning was his only goal. Now that he has a championship, his outlook hasn’t changed, unsurprisingly.
“Instead of winning a World Series, I want to win another one,” Sale said. “Nothing changes. My wife asked me that same question: ‘You work your entire life to achieve this goal so what do you do once you achieve it?’ [Shoot], you do it again. It’s why we sign up. You win once and you want to keep winning, and when you don’t win, all you want to do is win. Our goal is to continue to keep winning games and win a couple of those trophies.”
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