The Dodgers had an interesting week of baseball that consisted of two random off-days. One of those off-days came on a Friday, which was strange but ended up being much-needed. The team also had a flurry of roster moves and injuries to deal with, all while approaching the end of the season, Let’s dive into some of the headlines from this past week.
ESPN’s Buster Olney made an appearance on our show this week to discuss all things Dodgers. One of the topics of conversation was Cody Bellinger’s swing, which Buster thinks is way off. Olney talked about his stance and the need for his to move away from the plate, and we think he may be right.
Speaking of changes, Mookie Betts made a sort of weird one this week. The Gold Glove outfielder made a start at second base that had many Dodgers fans wondering what in the world was going on. Dave Roberts said that the move was made to provide depth for the playoffs should the situation arise. We call it weird.
The Dodgers got themselves into too many extra-innings games this week, and Clayton Kershaw has seen enough. The veteran southpaw revealed that he really is not a fan of the new rule, and hopes that it goes away after this strange year.
The Dodgers are also one of the teams pushing back on MLB in their effort to start a playoff bubble. Los Angeles players are not a fan of the way that the league is having families quarantine from players ahead of going into the bubble, but experts predict the two sides will come to an agreement eventually.
Los Angeles radio host Charley Steiner finally let a reporter watch him call a game from home this week. Apparently Charley almost let the pandemic force him into retirement before the team stepped in with a solution.
And finally, you won’t want to miss Max Muncy go after this umpire in a way that you almost never see from him.
All of that news and more, over at Dodgersnation.com this week!