The Dodgers won the 2020 World Series on Tuesday, their first since 1988. Of course, in the eyes of many, this could or should have been the club’s second in 4 years. While the 2018 Dodgers were a fine club, the 2017 squad was almost a team of destiny. Frustratingly, that destiny was rewritten thanks to shenanigans and outright cheating on the part of the Houston Astros.
And, because we know there will be Astros fans up in the comments here, your team was found guilty. It’s been written and confirmed. And no, Justin Turner’s actions following Tuesday night’s win in no way shape or form compares to cheating. Blatant cheating. So kindly remove yourself from here and have a bad day.
That 2017 robbery of a fair fight will likely always follow the Dodgers and the players from that team. In fact, days after finally winning a title and righting the ship as it were, LA ace Clayton Kershaw had to face an indirect question about that cheating team.
On with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday, the talk show host snuck in a gem of a question for the left-hander. “Was it easier to win a World Series where the other team isn’t cheating?” It’s safe to say the question caught Kersh a little off guard.
“Well,” Kershaw says as he breaks into laughter, “I guess so. We won! So it must have been easier!”
Notably, Cody Bellinger, also on the call confirms Clayton’s statement with an “I’d say so.”
Certainly, there will be more pressing questions for the team and it’s players to answer in the coming weeks, but we can all appreciate the dig set up by Jimmy Kimmel.
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