Fresh off of a game in which his Dodgers won, Cody Bellinger was feeling good. He was all smiles in his postgame press conference following Game 1 of the World Series, and with good reason. Not only did Bellinger launch a two-run homer on the game’s biggest stage, but he made a pretty great catch at the end as well.
If the Dodgers can win 3 more games, they will bring home the first World Series title since 1988. It will also be the first time since 1988 that the NBA Finals and World Series were won by the same city. The Lakers just took it home a few weeks ago after playing in their Orlando bubble.
Follow the Dodgers win, I asked what it would mean to the team to bring home the city’s second title of October. Cody’s eyes lit up when he answered.
Yeah, it would obviously just be unbelievable. I think the city of Los Angeles they just got one with the Lakers, and to be a part of that would be extremely special. There are a lot of Dodgers fans out in Los Angeles and all around the world so we want to bring it home to them.
You can tell he was excited because he reminded us that there are a lot of Dodgers fans in Los Angeles. Maybe that excitement came from mentioning that LeBron James had been tagging him in tweets all night long, which he had. LeBron has been vocal in support of his Los Angeles baseball team, posting about them often on social media.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2020
If the Dodgers were to pull this off, Cody Bellinger would be a HUGE part of that story. He was instrumental in helping Los Angeles get through the NLCS, despite injuring his shoulder during a celebration in Game 7. And what a story that would be for the history books.
The Dodgers and Rays are back at it tonight in Arlington for Game 2 of the World Series.