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Dodgers: Joc Pederson Spotted Wearing 2020 World Series Ring While Celebrating Braves Title

Once a Dodger, always a Dodger.



The Atlanta Braves are 2021 World Series Champions. It may be have been a bitter pill to swallow for Dodger fans. It sure beats having to see the Houston Astros win a championship. In winning the 2021 World Series, the Braves’ Joc Pederson put himself in rare company by winning the World Series two years in a row, with two different teams.

Once A Dodger, Always A Dodger

The photos hit the World Wide Web almost immediately of course. Pederson was seen wearing his Dodgers 2020 World Series ring while celebrating his 2021 World Series victories.

Pederson has certainly built his reputation for having a colorful and exuberant personality. He has the joy of a child when he plays and appears to be walking through the clouds, but that is unfair to Pederson and how he must feel about beating the Astros in the World Series. I suspect the poetry of beating the Astros is not lost on Pederson. Wearing his Dodgers World Series ring may have been a vindicating act of completion upon a team that cheated Pederson and the Dodgers out of a World Series victory in 2017.

Joc already told the media back in July that his choice to wear number 22 was in tribute to Clayton Kershaw. Perhaps Pederson’s motivation in beating the Astros was all centered upon revenge and closure. Dodger fans sure took to social media to express their joy in seeing the Astros humiliation. Dodger fans seemed happy to take schadenfreude as a consolation prize to a Dodgers World Series victory.

Congratulations, Joc Pop!

The Dodgers and Dodger fans have to be happy for Pederson. He gave his heart and soul as a Dodger, and despite often struggling during the regular season, there is a reason “Joctober” was born. Dodger fans will never forget huge home runs in October provided by Joc. “You Like That?” was something he screamed at his teammates after hitting a homer against the Astros in 2017.

We all liked it, Joc. Congratulations, champ.

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Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan who grew up in California. His whole family is also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, two kids, his guitars, and beagle Kobe.

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  1. Absolutely nothing better than seeing those stinking Cheaters getting their heads handed to them in game 6! Well done Joc and Team!

  2. Joc will make a perfect bench piece for the Dodgers in 2022 and spot starter as well. Of course that will hinge on having a 2022 season.

  3. Joc should come back to Dodgers, has a lot of friends here, and appears to have accepted sort of a platoon role, as long as he’s on a team that will contend. And if this year’s plethora of injuries, who’s to say he wouldn’t still get 400+ AB’S

  4. Why would he come back to LA?
    Geeeezzzz, his team just won a 162 game, full season World Series Championship.
    You people are dreaming.

    • Call me sentimental, but I think his heart is still in LA. Paul is correct on Joc having a lot of friends in LA and I think he will accept the role of occasional starter and coming off of the bench. He seemed to intimate that in some of things he said earlier this season.

  5. During Joe Kelly’s tenure with the Dodgers, he’s been injured or on personal leave almost as much as he was available. When he’s on he good, but I feel he isn’t reliable. Maybe I’m mistaken but I’d like to see the data on his availability before they sign him to new new contract.

  6. I personally would love to see Joe Kelly remain with the club. Need to keep the veteran arm and attitude to keep the bullpen and morale bolstered. I find it funny that media jumped to conclusions when it didn’t result in a ligament issue.

  7. No dodgers will let Kelly and Kenley walk. Hopefull they can sign a real manager not a puppet like roberts, Friedman already threw him under the bus by saying all the stupid decisions were his decisions.

  8. To Magic and rest of owners !Us fans are tired of dumb roberts and his stupid decisions causing us to fail in post season! Please show some respect for the fans and get rid of this joke of a manager and forget the winning percentage cause last 8 years Dodgers have had the most talented teams and most expensive teams. If Sciocia had been the manager during last 8 years am sure dodgers would have won at least 5 World Series.At least show that you care about the fans cause we’re the ones paying and deserve to have a real manager and if Friedman doesn’t like it then fire him too.

  9. Truth is Friedman can do whatever he wants and he runs the dodgers and is above the law and can’t do nothing wrong. One title in 6 years

    • Luis, I think I get the impression that you do not think much of the Dodgers FO or field manager, well I am with you bro. Problem is, I think the ownership believes that Friedman walks on water and he isn’t likely to be replaced. Roberts is a different situation, he is certainly replaceable. Roberts seems to navigate managing the regular season because of the talent, but when that talent goes cold in the post season, he is absolutely lost. Makes way too many mistakes, especially with the pitching.

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