Any Dodgers player that was a part of the 2017 team is going to have mixed emotions coming into this series in Houston. Obviously winning a World Series in 2020 helps ease the pain of being cheated out of 2017. But there is still that lingering tension each time these guys match back up.
The Dodgers are back in Houston and will play the Astros in front of a full crowd tonight. Naturally, all eyes in baseball are on this matchup.
When asked his feelings on being back in Houston, Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes didn’t really hold back. It sounds like there is no love lost between these 2017 World Series teams.
There will always be something weird there. Those games were important to us obviously. I know it was a while ago. But there’s something weird there. It’s different coming back, you just want to beat these guys.
Barnes was a key piece of the 2017 Dodgers team that should have won the World Series. He obviously feels that way as well, telling media that Los Angeles should have 2 titles by now.
I don’t know if I’ll ever fully get over it. Winning helps obviously. If we never won a World Series that would’ve been pretty hard to swallow. But we could have been, not trying to go too deep into it, but we could’ve won 2 World Series.
It’s tough to imagine that anyone around baseball will forgive or forget what the Astros did anytime soon. Dodgers fans might have a 2020 title, but it doesn’t take away the fact that we were all cheated out of another one.
The Dodgers player just 2 games in Houston before heading home to play the Giants again. The Astros will come to town in August for a series in Los Angeles.
Austin Barnes Not Ready to Forgive the Cheating Astros