Ever celebrate so hard that you end up hurting yourself? It can happen to anyone, even to someone who just nailed the National League Championship Series clinching home run.
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Cody Bellinger blasted a home run to left field during last night’s Game 7 against the Atlanta Braves, which proved to be the series winner as the Dodgers held on for a 4-3 victory to advance to their third World Series appearance in four years.
CODY. BELLINGER. CRUSHED.
— MLB (@MLB) October 19, 2020
Bellinger had to head for the locker room after a hard mid-air collision with second baseman Enrique Hernandez in celebration, and it turned out that he’d dislocated his shoulder.
Did Cody Bellinger dislocate his shoulder? pic.twitter.com/3lH08W7Onq
— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 19, 2020
“I’m good,” he said. “I hit Hernandez’s shoulder a little too hard, and my shoulder popped out. I had to go back into the trainer’s room and they popped it back in so I could go play defense. It kind of hurt. I’m gonna use my left arm. I’ve never dislocated that one.”
The Dodgers will take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series, which will get underway Tuesday night from Los Angeles.
– – Quotes via Dan Mennella of Radio.com Link – –
Former Tigers Slugger Marcus Thames has met with team for managerial position
The Detroit Tigers are in need of a new manager following the decision by Ron Gardenhire to call it a career last month with the season winding down.
And while there have been a few candidates listed that have some controversy still surrounding them due to their role in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, one new name will instantly have Tigers fans reminiscing.
Marcus Thames, who currently serves as hitting coach of the New York Yankees, has met with Detroit Tigers management regarding their managerial opening, as reported by Tony Paul of The Detroit News:
Thames and the Yankees had their season ended by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
Appearing mostly in left field and as a designated hitter, Thames blasted 115 home runs and 301 RBIs during his MLB career, which ran from 2002 to 2011.
He appeared in 485 career games with the Tigers, and also had stints with the Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers.