If you haven’t seen the viral clip or read a news story by now, where have you been? When the actor Will Smith walked up on stage at the Oscars and slapped Chris Rock, the internet went into a frenzy for an entire week. But Dodgers catcher Will Smith was probably wondering why his name was trending all over the internet on Sunday night.
This week, he got to laugh it off a little bit. With the Dodgers visiting the Rangers in Surprise, Smith got the welcome that only the actor desvered. As the catcher stepped into the batter’s box, the fans let them know how they felt…about the wrong guy.
It was obviously in jest, as the Dodgers catcher is anything but controversial or hated. But he did slap a triple into centerfield.
Will Smith — the Dodgers' star catcher — was booed today in Spring Training. pic.twitter.com/g46DaBEukQ
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) March 31, 2022
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