It’s no secret that everyone within the Dodgers organization has feelings about what the Astros cheated them out of in 2017. Up until now, we’ve only been able to hear a few players comment, nothing unfiltered or raw reactions.
Joe Davis and Orel Hershiser are best known as being a part of the ‘Booth Boys’ that make up the Dodgers’ play-by-play team. But during this hiatus, they started recording a podcast called “Off Air w/ Joe and Orel”.
In the latest episode, we got to hear Orel’s opinions on the Astros cheating scandal, and it was emotional.
If (Dave) Parker, and (Jose) Canseco, and (Mark) McGwire knew what was coming, I would be a chihuahua, not a bulldog. And it’s just emotional to me because ’88 changed my life, and this should have changed those guys’ lives, they’re champions in my mind.
Hershiser was talking about guys like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, and Kenley Jansen who should have had their lives changed forever by a 2017 World Series win. Instead, they’re left to always wonder what could have been if not for the Astros. The Dodgers went seven games with the Astros in that series.
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When Hershiser got on the subject of Kershaw’s numbers at home versus on the road in the World Series, he went off.
It’s unbelievable. it’s not even the same game and it proves it…all of a sudden they’re that much better at home? That just tells you, that’s just the hugest red flag…even if you don’t understand baseball…
If you have not yet, give the full episode a listen here. The things that Hershiser has to say about the scandal really was eye-opening for the Dodgers player’s side of things, and will almost certainly make you feel for these guys even more.