Braves vs Astros: World Series pits father versus son

Houston Astros hitting coach Troy Snitker (left) stands with his father, Braves manager Brian Snitker, during an exhibition game in 2019.

(CNN)A World Series is not an event that needs additional hyping, but a father versus son dynamic is a welcome subplot nonetheless.

The best-of-seven Fall Classic series to crown this year's Major League Baseball champion begins on Tuesday night, bringing Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker face-to-face with his son, Houston Astros hitting coach Troy Snitker.
Looking for his first ever World Series title in the Braves' first World Series appearance since 1999, Snitker will be hoping his son will not hold the key to Astros manager Dusty Baker repeating the team's 2017 triumph.
    Fired to a 95-67 AL West-winning season record by diminutive second baseman Jose Altuve, the Astros arrive with a superior record to the Braves' underwhelming 88-73 NL East record, and the Braves coach is not expecting his son to give him any tips on getting Altuve out.

      'He's going to want to kick my a**!'

        "I don't know if he knows!" Snitker laughed at the workout day press conference.
        "We talk as much as we can. We both have unbelievably busy schedules this time of year, and I'll see him this evening when we're done because I told him, if we don't this evening, we may not because these are long days and long games. So there may not be a lot of time.
          "Hopefully, he's with his mother right now, I think spending some time with her while I'm out here. But it's good. We just talk generalities. I'm not going to pick his brain about that or do that to him or anything.
          "Quite honestly, tomorrow at 7:09 or whatever, he's going to want to kick my a**!" he added.