Rob Lowe and the guys at Jomboy got together to talk Dodgers, Joe Kelly, and the cheating Houston Astros on Tuesday and it lived up to the hype. Lowe, wearing his signature asterisk H ballcap, along with his son Matt sporting Dodgers Nation’s best-selling “Nice Swing, B****” Kelly tee (on sale now!) joined Jomboy’s “Talkin’ Baseball” podcast to talk baseball.
Specifically, about the Joe Kelly vs the Astros incident.
Moreover, Lowe came up with his solution for the bad blood between the teams.
I tried to get [Dodgers manager Dave Roberts], I said, ‘Dave, here’s what would be the best… bring somebody up from triple-A — bring them in against [Alex] Bregman… so everybody on the planet knows what this is.’ Let the guy bean him, take his fine, doth his hat — he would instantly be the most famous and beloved Dodger since Roy Campanella.
It’s a bold strategy. It’s also not a great one, which Lowe admits by saying that’s why Roberts is the manager and he’s not.
Rob Lowe has a plan for the Dodgers to hit Alex Bregman with a pitch
Of course, Joe Kelly is still awaiting the results of his appeal hearing on his 8-game suspension for NOT hitting any Astros batter, which is another point of topic on Talkin’ Baseball. Lowe and former MLB player Trevor Plouffe agree that the suspension was unjust.
That’s such bull****. It was not an obvious beanball … and he didn’t hit him!
Los Angeles swept the first two-game series against the Astros in Houston. The two clubs will again match up in LA on September 12 and 13 at Dodger Stadium. So the question is… if Roberts did roll with Rob Lowe’s plan, who should be the pitcher?