It’s sucks being away from your friends. I get it, Cody. Moreover, on Saturday, the Dodgers got 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger back for the first time in what feels like forever. In fact, if you ask him, he’d very much share the same sentiment.
Meeting with the media ahead of Saturday’s game, Bellinger revealed that all the FOMO he’s been dealing with has him feeling like he’s barely been a part of the team this season.
“Yeah, I’d say so,” Belli responded when asked whether this has been one of the hardest stretches of his career so far. “Honestly, I feel like I haven’t been a part of the team this year. In spring training I was on my own schedule getting ready and then this happened. So it’s good to be back with the boys. It’s gonna be nice not watching on TV.”
In case you forgot, in spring training, Cody was working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. He played in a handful of games before opening day and ultimately made it into only 4 games so far this season. Meaning he’s missed 46 of 51 games so far in 2021.
“It’s definitely not fun watching from your couch but it’s what I had to do so I felt like I was involved.”
Now Cody will be involved in a big way as he’s right back in the starting lineup and batting clean-up for Dave Roberts.