The world is a strange place at the moment and baseball has given people a bit of a respite from all the chaos. With the MLB postseason currently underway, it makes sense that players need a bit of comfort and some familiar faces may provide exactly that.
Up until this National League Division Series, the families of staff and players weren’t allowed into the parks to watch their loved ones. However, now with players being in a bubble and families quarantining, that has changed. This marks the first time players have had their families join them in the postseason and the excitement is palpable.
After game one of the NLDS, Justin Turner spoke about what it was like.
Yeah that was cool… it was their first game, live, of the year… it’s a beautiful ballpark. They got a great little set up and you know we had our family down the right field line, the Padres had their family down the left field line so it was nice to hear some cheers and see some faces in the crowd and, you know, I think it was good for the players, the coaches and the families as well.
The Dodgers won game 1 of the series 5-1 with an outstanding show from the bullpen and are looking forward to continuing the momentum into game 2. Should they advance to the National League Championship Series the families won’t be so lonely. MLB has decided that a limited number of fans (11,500) will be allowed into the stands for both the NLCS and the World Series.
Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for Los Angeles against San Diego’s Zach Davies. First pitch is set for 6:08 PM PT on Fox Sports 1.