In case you haven’t seen by now, Josh Reddick posted a picture on Instagram wearing a shirt with “We Beat LA” on it on Friday. This was obviously met with some anger from Dodger fans who felt he was just trying to get back at his former organization and their fans.
You can see the picture here:
While some Dodgers fans were angry about this, some took the opportunity to have a good laugh.
— Frank Lopez ?? (@BeisbolFrank) November 25, 2017
That t-shirt lets us know the Dodgers are still living rent-free inside Josh Reddick's head. https://t.co/FtLzcpf6rd
— Sons of Scully (@SonsOfScully) November 24, 2017
@BeisbolFrank’s twitter post got a lot of love on twitter, and Josh Reddick actually responded!
— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) November 25, 2017
It’s important to remember that Reddick is a former Dodger, and he was far from a fan favorite during his time in LA. He was brought over, along with Rich Hill, in a trade that sent Grant Holmes, Jharel Cotton, and Frankie Montas to Oakland. With all three of them being highly touted young pitchers, Reddick and Hill obviously had high expectations from fans. While Rich Hill lived up to those expectations and then some, Reddick did not as he struggled to produce for most of his brief 3 month tenure with the Dodgers. Reddick left as a free agent and signed with Houston after the season.
Reddick hit .258/.307/.335 with only 2 home run and 9 RBIs in 47 games with the Dodgers. His lack of power and big hits in his time in LA was a big disappointment for fans, and he felt that they let it be known whenever they could. He obviously still holds some ill will towards Dodger fans as he had some strong words to say heading into the World Series, courtesy of Pedro Moura:
Josh Reddick said he wanted to play the Dodgers in the World Series because of the way fans treated him in his two months there last season. pic.twitter.com/FplDH3odBm
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) October 22, 2017
It’s understandable that Reddick was unhappy with how he was treated as a Dodger, but to still harbor those feelings a year later is a bit surprising. Reddick had a good year for Houston, but he did not perform well when he had his chance for revenge against the Dodgers in the World Series, hitting .167/.231/.208 with no home runs or RBIs in 26 plate appearances.
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