Look… Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger is a former MVP, a former Rookie of the Year, and is now a World Champion. But the question most asked of the LA outfielder often has nothing to do with baseball…
Is that dude high?
Well, on Thursday night in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the talk show host was blunt (if you will) in asking Belli about his headspace.
In a car parked at Subway restaurant on his way home to Arizona, Cody was asked by Kimmel, “do people think you’re high all the time?” Almost perfectly, his video froze, but his eventual answer was… interesting.
“I am not high during the games, OK?” he said with a hand gesture. “If you look at me in the Little League World Series at 12 years old, I look faded! I was not smoking when I was 12 either! I’m not high, that’s just how my face looks.”
At this point in the interview, I’m honestly not sure which is the bigger story, Cody’s revelation or teammate Clayton Kershaw’s reaction throughout the question and answer.
But perhaps the most important story to come out of this World Series and ensuing days of celebration was a firm but not so definitive answer from Cody Bellinger about his general sobriety. At least we know he guarantees it’s not during the games!
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