As the month of May comes to a close, the 23-year old Bellinger has become the most talked about player in all of baseball. As a Dodgers fan, it never gets old. From smiling Cody GIF’s on twitter, to crazy statcast exit velocity numbers, and of course soaking in all twenty of his glorious home runs in just two short months of play.
Exclusive: Jim Hill goes one-on-one with @Cody_Bellinger. The #Dodgers slugger tells Jim why he's been on fire this season and what he thinks of the fans chanting "MVP!". Their uncut talk. https://t.co/EliTcRASgQ pic.twitter.com/yRISz0TDGo
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) June 1, 2019
From the yellow seats at Chavez Ravine, Jim and Cody settle in for a conversation about Bellinger’s breakout season. Casual as can be, Cody is rocking a sweet cutoff tank-top with a Dodgers hat. Jim, of course, rocking a sleek black suit.
Jim starts off with:
“I don’t want to get too close to you, ’cause you’re on fire. I mean, you’re just burning sizzling the way that you’re playing not only in the outfield but at the plate as well…”
Cody answers with:
“This past month has been a little more of a grind than the first month…”
Cody’s Bellinger’s numbers were off the charts in the March and April, slashing .431/.508/.890. Although Cody describing this past month of May as a “grind”, he still continued to tear the cover off the ball, slashing .311/.410/.589 along with 6 home runs.
Bellinger on the M-V-P chants:
“…its for sure cool. You never expect that going into a season. Enjoying it and not letting it determine what I do. I’ve called ‘time’ a few times when they chanted just so I can lock it back in at the plate”
Jim brings up the Mike Trout-Cody Bellinger comparison
“I don’t know about that you know…. he could be the best player of all time…. maybe one day”
Bellinger is well on his way to what would be his second all-star game bid in just three seasons. The Dodgers are a well-oiled machine, at least on the offensive side of things, and Cody is the heart and soul of that lineup.