Dodgers fans have a shortlist of players they would select to receive an honorary championship ring. Players from the past that represented the heart and soul of the team, like Rich Hill or Matt Kemp come to mind.
But there is one guy that Dodgers fans will universally agree that they would like to see honored. That man is Andre Ethier. Ethier was such an important part of the franchise for over a decade, coming up with some of the most clutch hits in the history of the franchise.
The good news is that Dre did get his day with the 2020 championship trophy. AM570 featured a story this week of Ethier presenting the trophy to the Mayor of Glendale, Jerry Weiers. The Dodgers play their Spring Training games in the city of Glendale. Ethier has become the team’s Arizona ambassador in a way, given that it is his home state.
Thank you to the @Dodgers' Andre Ethier for presenting the @MLB 2020 World Series trophy. We're proud to be a part of your fantastic season and look forward to another great #SpringTraining at @camelbackranch! pic.twitter.com/hg3HOrl7gi
— City of Glendale, AZ (@GlendaleAZ) March 2, 2021
The Dodgers have won the National League West every year since 2013. Despite that, they have experienced two World Series losses and all of the playoff heartbreak one organization can handle. Unfortunately for Andre Ethier, he was a part of many of those years of heartbreak, most recently with a loss to the Astros in the 2017 World Series.
Regardless, Dre got his day with the trophy that he is more than deserving of. Teh Astros may have cheated him out of a ring, but he will always be a champion to Dodgers fans.
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