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Dodgers Nation Well Wishes To Corey Seager

Corey Seager is out for the rest of the 2018 season to have Tommy John surgery. When the news hit – I was numb. This was the first time in a while that I actually had to force myself to watch Dodger baseball. I felt like I just couldn’t without Seager being on the field. Following a sense of loss, I realized that this was a special player who will be back better than ever.

Dodgers Nation is a family. That extends beyond this site and our staff. It exists in the blood of everyone who watches the team, tweets, listens on the radio every night, and lives and dies with every pitch.

Within that very family I saw an outpour of support towards Corey, and I wanted to put it in a post. This is what makes the Dodgers unique; and it says a lot about this particular player.

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Clint E.: I have to say, from the first time I saw Corey play in late 2015; I knew it was not only a special player and competitor wearing the Dodger uniform at that time but a special individual. It was at that time that we had my son, and I told my wife that if I could have him grow up like one athlete or player; I would want it to be Corey Seager. I typically don’t feel this way – and don’t ever remember having that thought about a player before. Since that time, Corey has only furthered those feelings. The way he goes about his business each day is a pleasure to watch, and I can’t wait until we all get to see him again. He’s not just my favorite player, he’s my family’s favorite player. He’s everything a professional should be, and his make-up will serve him well in his recovery. Until that time when we see the next line drive or great play at short, I’ll be thinking of you Corey, as will my young son Brody. Thanks for being what being a pro-athlete and baseball player is all about!

Brook S.: Corey has always been a special type of player to me. The Chase Utley type, that grinds it out every single day. His hustle on the field is truly something to behold, and I am so thankful to get to watch him play. I got to see his Game Two homerun, and the raw emotion that poured out. It’s so rare to see him react to anything, so that got me fired up. Injuries obviously suck, but I am so very confident he will come back stronger than ever. Can’t wait to see the bright future this guy has, and I really hope he is in Los Angeles for the long haul. He’s exactly the kind of player every dad hopes his son will become. Get better soon Corey!

Brian: As I fan, when I first heard the news about Seager, I selfishly thought about what that meant for the Dodgers, and how bad it was going to be for the team. Of course, the bigger concern is the health of the young star himself, who we all wish a speedy recovery for. Hope this is just a small setback in what will undoubtedly be a great career. Get well soon Corey.

Gail: Every Dodger fans remembers September 25, 2016 – the day the Dodgers clinched the NL West pennant on Vin Scully’s last call at Dodger Stadium – for Charlie Culberson’s home run. Having been lucky enough to witness it in person, I will always remember it for that, of course, but I hope to never forget the sight of Corey Seager’s blast over the right-field fence to tie the game with 2 out in the bottom of the 9th.

Clint P./FRG: I think we all sort of knew it was coming… but we just didn’t want it to. We all thank you for your service and enduring the pain day in and day out. This season has been tough – one setback after another – but losing #SeagerSmooth really is the biggest gut punch. We all feel your numbness, only in a different way… Here’s to wishing you the best in a smooth and speedy recovery. Don’t push it for us, just get well and get ready for a big comeback season in 2019. Our open arms will be willing and waiting.

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I feel the same way, Marshall. That home run was a moment that will remain forever in my baseball memory.

Final Words

This was truly the most support I’ve seen come in for any player who has fallen injured – in any organization. I felt like it was important to capture it, to show that even during a trying season; we can all pull together more than ever. Corey Seager will be back with a vengeance. I’ve never felt so certain of anything in my 30 years of watching the game.

A brighter day will shine upon us all. When it does, we will all remember this in the rear view mirror and the outpour of support that this player received. That in itself, is a very special thing.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. Hi Corey. I have been a Dodger fan since the early fifties. You have impressed me more than any other shortstop we have ever had…..and that says a lot. Even more important than being a great player is the fact that you are a great person. Your parents must be special people indeed.

    Our prayers go out to you and to your doctors. Keep the faith…keep your head up and keep walking. I know you will be back better than ever next spring. Just wanted you to know that you have friends here in Oklahoma that care about you. Good luck partner.

  2. Hi, Corey.

    I was at work when I found out the news about your surgery, and I didn’t want to break down crying. I had prayed every day that your elbow was healing. I’m heartbroken to hear you would no longer be playing the rest of the season, but my own emotions mean nothing compared to what you must be going through. Your health is what’s most important, and we are lucky to have you on the team. I picked you as my favorite player because of your love for the game and your production on the field. I made the tagline “Seager got that swing” for my social usernames because everyone knows how well you hit the ball, and also, my friend gifted me a goat plushie that I named “SeaGOAT” after you. I admire your charisma and your fighting spirit. I know you have more to prove in the future, and you will always have your family, friends, the team and your fans to support you along the way. You are an inspiration to me and many others, so this injury is only a small setback, but keep in mind, better things are coming. I’m looking forward to seeing you play again. Despite the wait, I know it will be worth it. I’ll be cheering for you when you make your comeback. Much love and best wishes.

  3. Speedy and healthy recovery, we will miss you I have been a Dodger Fan fan since the Dodgers were in Brooklyn. You are now my favorite player. Can’t wait for your return!

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