The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series was in 1988. The world was a different place. It would also seem that they didn’t peak too early in the season, as some predicted.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ uniform hasn’t changed much over the years, but the years have changed the world, and there’s a whole lot to cover since 1988. So, without further ado, here’s a list of things that have changed since the Dodgers won the Series.

    • It was a leap year. (Okay, so this comes every four years, but it’s not a leap year this year, so it counts)
    • The world’s first computer virus. Nowadays, we get viruses almost every other email.
    • Soviet Union.  Called Russia as of late, still a little animosity between our countries, but less chilly and one fallen Iron Curtain.
    • WHO’s mission against Polio. Today 99 out of 100 children who receive the vaccine are protected.

    • Election year and subsequent winners: George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle. We have since had history, scandals and social media wars. “Read my lips: no new taxes”

    •  The Phantom of the Opera began its run on Broadway. It turned out to be the longest running play on Broadway. Today, we have Hamilton, The Book of Mormon and Beauty and the Beast.
    •  FoxTrot makes its appearance in newspapers. It ran until 2006.

    •  The Last Emperor was the big winner at the Oscars at 9. This year big winner was Moonlight for Best Picture.
    •  Microsoft released Windows 2.1. Today we are up to Windows 10.
    • NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the Senate that man-made global warming has begun. Politicians still are debating this fact.
    • The Nintendo Entertainment System was the hot toy of the season. Now we have pocket computers that are far more advanced.
    • Never Gonna Give You Up was the ear worm you wished would just die (and when you are Rick Rolled, you still do). This year is Despacito.

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl was released. This year, we have speculations that a new movie could be released in 2018.
  • The Supreme Court ruled that the first amendment covers the use of political figures in satire. Thank god, because we might be in big trouble if it hadn’t passed.

Let’s see if the Los Angeles Dodgers can overcome time and get another ring to add to their collection.