Dodgers’ rookie swingman Tony Gonsolin was kind enough to join our Blue Heaven Podcast hosts for a chat this week where topics including cats and Tiger King, his MLB debut and start against the Yankees are covered along with a whole lot more.
Among the topics and discussion Gonsolin delivers a heartfelt message to Dodgers fans missing the team and missing baseball. It turns out, the Cat Man misses you too.
I miss you guys — I miss the fans. I miss playing in front of everybody — hearing everyone cheer for us as we take the field. Through anything that happens, always supporting us. Always remember to stay safe out there… we’ll get through this together.
The rookie-right made his MLB debut last season, appearing in 11 games mostly in a starting role. He made 6 starts, 3 of which were in front of the home faithful at Dodger Stadium. Moreover, perhaps his most iconic outing came when he pitched against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium. LA prevailed 2-1 over the Bronx Bombers on a loud Sunday afternoon at Chavez Ravine.
Understandably, it left the 25-year-old hungry for more of the crowd.
Unfortunately, it may be a long while before any of us can feel the roar of 56,000 at the revamped Dodger Stadium — or anywhere for that matter. Until then, heed the words of Tony Smokes… stay safe out there. We will get through this together.