You may have missed it as you were sipping champagne or the confetti was falling upon your head. Wherever he was, and whatever he was doing; Dodgers ace-in-the-making Walker Buehler had but one thought as 2019 rang itself in.
Buehler quickly tweeted just a few minutes after midnight on the east coast. Equally important: his message was a simple one. It couldn’t even be construed as cryptic. No, Buehler was thinking about his team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Moreover, in a tweet that has since been deleted, he says that 2019 will be ‘Dodgers year’. Here’s a screenshot to prove it.
Walker Buehler did more than simply ‘wow’ us in 2018. There were nights it felt like he couldn’t be touched. The 23-year old changed the shape of Dodgers baseball as we know it. He felt like a stopper – when he took the bump and the ball you knew what you were getting every time out. Los Angeles had a legitimate second ace during their postseason run back to a second consecutive World Series appearance.
And now – something in Buehler’s intuition is telling him that 2019 will be the Dodgers year. Enough that he tweeted it out at whatever exciting times a 23-year old should be having on a night like New Year’s Eve.
This kid is special, more than just his stats page will tell you. In his make-up is the desire to win. Few players around baseball tweeted much on Monday night. Buehler was compelled, and time will tell if he’s correct in his short assessment.
However, if Buehler believes; maybe that should be good enough for some of us. Perhaps 2019 will be the year the Dodgers finally end the drought and bring a championship back to Tinseltown.
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