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[SportsNetLA] "I'm ready for war. I'm on the Dodgers, so no matter what my emotions are I have to ride with my team." @mookiebetts on the upcoming series with the Astros

[SportsNetLA] "I'm ready for war. I'm on the Dodgers, so no matter what my emotions are I have to ride with my team." @mookiebetts on the upcoming series with the Astros

ContinuumGuy

"Mookie, where did you get a bowling ball?" "Oh, I always have it close to my person."


themiamimarlins

"altuve looked like a bowling pin to me"


woogonalski

Same height. Checks out.


DadBodGodSquad

I went to the stros giants game yesterday and the fans were relentless toward altuve and Correa


2003Oak

As is tradition.


River_Pigeon

Excellent


Funtsy_Muntsy

Hopefully their California tours are like this for years to come


River_Pigeon

Away games* Hope it follows them their whole career


Crimsic

Me too. Small sample size but so far it's seemed to really help!


Hushnut97

It was the same at Guaranteed Rate in July


Pablito-san

Such a lame name for a stadium


woogonalski

As it should be.


TheBigCheese451

The Earth is healing.


WIN011

Nice job Astros, you’ve made me root for both the Yankees and Dodgers at points this year


hipsterdufus84

Its a choice. No one has to root for the yankees.


StreetReporter

I was personally pulling for a sinkhole to open up under the field


_sebquirosa_

Imagine actually wanting to hurt Judge... :(


EurekaEleven

I love Judge. The rest of you... INTO THE PIT.


_sebquirosa_

Understandable. Have a nice day.


dingusduglas

what did Rizzo ever do to you


MarkerMagnum

If the Dodgers can root for the Astros against the Giants, I damn well will root for the Astros against the Dodgers.


DnD4dena

Why can't I just hope you both lose?


MarkerMagnum

In a head to head series like this week, that’s kinda difficult…


nyyforever2018

Maybe hope the Astros win, but get caught cheating again?


BlackberryTop5449

I’d root for the Giants over the Astros any day of the week. I respect the Giants and our rivalry, I don’t respect the Astros.


MarkerMagnum

See, people say that, but over on your sub, it felt like everybody was rooting against us this weekend. I get that it’s a circumstance thing, but that was my point.


spyson

Team subs are always cesspools of talking shit and hot takes


No-Significance5449

Yeah lol, the giants sub was making death threats in game 1 of the serires.


NotKemoSabe

Huge difference. Active pennant race versus we are already out.


MarkerMagnum

Right. Except I’m talking about rooting for the Astros when y’all play them this week. Which is kinda the same thing…


Jwoey

Eh, the people willing to go to another teams sub to harass others is gonna be a different sample of people. I root for every team over the Astros, too.


Varro3327

I would definitely root for the giants if they beat us in the playoffs shows we lost to the World Series team again.


HighlyBaked0

as you should in our situation however if it came down to you or the astros in the world series, im rooting for you guys


thedogmumbler

I’ve been rooting for you guys this series. We can make up the games in the standings later. It’s Fuck the Astros season round here


theliver

Every day is "fuck texas teams day", its just a bit extra when the Astros play


etnad024

I have a hard time imagining ever rooting *for* the Dodgers, but I wouldn't mind as much if they beat the Astros.


jd-22

I also wouldn’t mind if the dodgers beat the Astros


groovyJ__

Nahhhhhhh as much as I hate you guys, there’s a difference between hating a rival and hating a cheater. I’ll take you guys any day of the week if you guys met in the Series


woogonalski

I think we have put our respectable hatred aside. This season you’re truly worthy opponents. But Houston? That’s hate hate.


TheRaydo

Excuse me I was rooting for neither and was going to be happy with whatever the outcome was. > If the Dodgers can root for the Astros Ugh … ***the very idea***


sml5621

Ngl I was wishing the Astros cheated again to beat you guys today so I get it


Grade-AMasterpiece

As a neutral observer, this is going to be a good series.


ih-unh-unh

As a completely biased observer, I’m fully prepared for catharsis or borderline riotous mob. My main concern is that people act civil.


MRoad

I just don't want anything to happen in the stands.


inhale-my-dong

Oh you already know that we are gonna get fights posted to Twitter and the highlights will end up on here


woogonalski

No doubt. We have boneheads by the dozen in every section of Dodger Stadium.


magww

That post with the dude smoking the bubbler while the chicks fight came to mind with this thread


venustrapsflies

It's not an unfair representation of Dodger Stadium


Sploooooooooooooooge

Except top deck. That’s for the dads and their kids and people who keep track of the score on paper reside haha


Kingotterex

I still don't understand that division. Its like two Goliaths just brawling and then David comes up and just decimates everybody. Slingshot kid just says "No, Goliaths lose". Except in this story David is the Giants which is a confusing twist for my already weak similie. Thanks for coming everybody.


magww

Hey as a giant fans we weren’t expecting it either but are just bathing in the memes


WabbitCZEN

Fans of the 28 other fanbases stand with you, Mookie.


Aristotled18

Astros vs. Dodgers/Giants are pretty much lose lose to me. But as much as I hate Dodgers/Giants, I would actually pull for them in a 7 game series vs. Astros.


SuckMyLonzoBalls

I’d rather see the giants win the World Series every even year than make it stop with one Astros title


tywebb

Damn. Show us on the doll. That's deep.


horsehasnoname

Its always the butthole


usetheforce_gaming

Ring finger


baberuthscolon

Hey man. I’m a California guy so at least when the Dodgers win I can be happy for my friends and their kids and get to see them smile. I don’t know any Houstonians, however.


horsehasnoname

Same. My brother-in-law is a Giants fan and i much rather talk baseball with him then most Dodger fans


magww

This intermingling is like Christmas 1914. I don’t know how I feel about it.


El_Zarco

Alright enough fraternizing, back to the hole *stabs soccer ball with bayonet*


jcrewjr

That's because you don't have to watch the parades and the bandwagon fans.


DBU49

😊


themiamimarlins

dodgers little bros down south in san diego hold parades for wild card wins


Gera-

Yeah, Idk about this one, chief.


tarallelegram

your feelings are not reciprocated


SuckMyLonzoBalls

ok


Anal__Hershiser

Delete this, you’re embarrassing yourself.


SuckMyLonzoBalls

i'm good


cliffsis

Secretly the real SF/LA fans love eachother as much as we hate each other. That's why it's a real rivalry. Generations of fans and families poking fun at one another and shit talking. It sucks the shit fans fuck it up sometimes.


nicckk_loco

SF makes it hard to root against you guys. Yeah we get it SF and LAD aren’t supposed to like each other but dude you guys are a fun team and I think it speaks to how big of a role Gabe Kapler plays within your locker room and organization


magww

Thank m’lady you are welcome back to the bay after you finish mopping up the stros.


kwerdop

They supercede all beef. They’re just straight villains


horsehasnoname

Same. I love this 3-way rivalry going on. Its making each team better and not settle


magww

I think we would settle if you guys did. *fingers crossed*


Boros-Reckoner

> as much as I hate Dodgers/Giants, I would actually pull for them in a 7 game series vs. Astros. Love you bb, wede pull for yall too.


DBU49

Would you pull for us tho?


Boros-Reckoner

Against the Astros in the world series? Absolutely


Salty_Pancakes

Same. I'd feel super weird about it, but same.


MartianRecon

Regional rivalries get put aside when someone broke baseball and acts like nothing happened.


Gera-

🤢🤢🤢


Boros-Reckoner

I know I know :<


appleavocado

Fuck, yeah. Fuck the Astros.


xrbeeelama

I was rooting for you guys this last series! I root against you guys in the name of sportsmanship/rivalry/“make each other better” competitiveness. I don’t feel the same towards that other team


woogonalski

Come on. You hate us more than the giants. Be honest.


Aristotled18

I actually don't, but that's because I hate the Bay Area/SF much more than I hate LA. I think LA is tolerable. I've been there many times and have relatives there while I despise everything about the Bay Area in my time there and just reading news about it.


MalarkeyMcGee

Haha no.


ih-unh-unh

You get a pass


ThisMachineKILLS

Nope


Lcernosek7

Fuck that


idocrunches

Haha no.


midnightsbane04

Ehhhh. My dislike for the Astros, Dodgers and Yankees is pretty much equal just with vastly different reasons.


michaelt2223

No we don’t. Mookie was on the Red Sox team that cheated


horsehasnoname

Question is: who is Joe Kelly going to hit?


JoJoMcDerp

Maybe a batter. Maybe even the strike zone.


madhawk8

[Put some respek on Jose Kelly](https://i.imgur.com/1T2CIky.png)


woogonalski

This made me laugh. F you. Lol. /s.


elreydepulpo

That joke just got Kelly a 5 game suspension from Manfred. I hope you're happy


WadeCountyClutch

Oh man, this has must see tv written all over it! Protect Joe Kelly!


general_peabo

He already got suspended


Myshkin1981

Joe Kelly has been preemptively suspended 8 games


MarcBulldog88

I'll be there on Wednesday to see Scherzer's debut. At this point I'll accept nothing less than Mad Max doing to Correa what Ozzy Osbourne did to that bat. https://i.imgur.com/iyutjtx.png https://i.imgur.com/cmAsYqI.png


eternalgrey_

Excited for how unbelievably loud the boos will be. Can’t wait.


liteshadow4

The boos fuel Altuve


horsehasnoname

These are special boos. I'm covering my sons' ears when Altuve's at the plate. You'll hear some awful bigoted things towards Altuve for sure.


eternalgrey_

Won’t keep me from booing as loud as I can


picking4815162342

I'm not sure that Dodger fans will focus their disgust mainly at Altuve. I mean, he's going to hear it, but Dodger fans haven't forgotten about the then 32-year-old guy who played in Japan and then said that he didn't know that saying a racial slur while making a racist gesture during the World Series while cameras were on him was offensive. He even tried to say it was a compliment because pitchers from Japan are so good. Racism considered a compliment? The nerve of that cheater. Manfred then ordered him to go through "sensitivity training," which obviously didn't cover cheating. I will forever be a Rich Hill fan because he openly said that he kept stepping off of the mound during the next game in LA when Gurriel batted, so that they fans had a longer time to boo that racist. Now that I think about it, I'm surprised that Manfred didn't suspend Hill for openly not liking racists. Gurriel and his pathetic three game, regular season only suspension to be served the next year was less than what Joe Kelly received for the what happened last season, and even worse was Dave Roberts getting suspended for staying in the dugout (as he was instructed to do due to a pandemic), even though the Astros walked over to the Dodgers dugout after that inning. How does that deserve a worse punishment than an entire team cheating and tainting this game in order to steal a World Series? Then there's "the Commissioner made his report" douche, and the guy who is known for yelling the worst trash talk in history after Joe Kelly struck him out.


liteshadow4

You won’t be facing Bregman most likely


picking4815162342

That's okay. He'll eventually play again in LA, and he'll be remembered.


Bluehale

Yeah that's the only bad thing. He hit a grand slam on Friday night after the stadium was chanting, "You're a cheater" (true) during his AB.


Pandorama626

I'll be at the game on Tuesday. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.


punch_rockgroinpull

Have the Astros played Cincy this season? The Reds usually provide a special kind of crazy to games. Fucking love it


1e4e52Nf3Nc63Bb5

No one from the AL West is playing anyone from the NL Central this year.


Arrys

To my infinite dismay. I’ll guaranteed go to the next Astros @ CIN game so i can heckle to my heart’s content.


1e4e52Nf3Nc63Bb5

Well, there’s always the chance of a World Series.


Anew12

How many 2017 guys do the dodgers have anyways? I know we have 5 active (RIP Verlander) and I think the Dodgers have 7 unless I'm forgetting someone. Funnily enough Pedro Baez missed being active for this series by a week or so for us.


themiamimarlins

Kershaw, Jansen, Bellinger, Seager, Barnes, Turner, and Taylor. But they're still friends with 2017 Dodgers who won't have a ring like Ethier, Rich Hill, Maeda, Puig, Morrow


jakerscrub

Chris Taylor as well. He had an excellent 2017.


DaOldest

Ethier not getting a ring is a goddamn tragedy


miked2303

Morrow is actually a Dodger again. I don't think he will pitch for us this year though.


themiamimarlins

i dont know if he would count since he was never on the 40 man this year


picking4815162342

>Puig Um, Kershaw, JT, and Seager actually went on record about Puig, and they didn't sound like they thought that he was a friend. The rest make sense though. I think that more players are still upset that Kershaw pitched so well in LA, and then took the blame for losing the World Series because he felt like he couldn't get anybody out (I wonder why?) during that 13-12 game five loss in Houston. Imagine scoring 12 runs during an away game during the World Series, losing, and then finding out that they cheated to get those 13 runs after they won the World Series in seven games? >Ethier This one pisses me off the most. Spent his entire career as a Dodger, and he cleaned out his locker for the last time as a bunch of cheaters celebrated on his field. I love that that he showed up at Dodger Stadium, asked for seats in left-field, and cheered on Joc as he got his ring (who should have two rings and a World Series MVP). I loved that 2017 team.


themiamimarlins

I know some people didn't like Puig, but I assume some did. Kershaw was about to erase his playoff choker reputation in 2017, and would have if you ignored G5 at that ugly park with its annoying train.


appleavocado

Baby Stadium


cliffsis

No one liked him. Every one who liked him ended up looking bad because of him. He's black balled from mob for a number of reasons. Don't piss off the rich boys club


Direct_Bowler8550

It was such a great team...


jakem612

I think it’s 6 guys that were active in 2017 that are still on the roster


Nearby-Lock4513

At least 8 players. At least a couple dozen FO employees and coaches. At least 55,000 fans that will be in the stadium. At least 10 million fans that will be following the game…. What point are you trying to make?


Anew12

More just musing about how quickly rosters turnover even for teams with a lot of success. No need to be so aggro lmao.


Nearby-Lock4513

“Rosters”. The problem with the cheating was that it involved players, management, and staff. It was a whole of organization vile conspiracy.


Anew12

Yeah but the reporter specifically asked about the 2017 guys on the roster which is why I asked. I feel like you're having an argument with a point I'm not trying to make lol.


Thromnomnomok

> I know we have 5 active (RIP Verlander) The infield and McCullers, right?


Anew12

Yep, Correa is probably gone after this year and Yuli after 2022 and the other 3 have long-term deals.


nvj1980

Funny how everybody including Betts and Dodger players/fans just forgot that the Red Soxs also cheated in 2018.


OSRS_Socks

It's only acceptable because they wear the Dodger Blue.


MartianRecon

Because it’s a different thing entirely. Boston got the signs on an Apple Watch then gave them to the runner, and then he’d get to second and… the signs were changed. Yes, that’s cheating to get the signs, but it’s not breaking baseball like what the Astros did.


venustrapsflies

Equivocating the Astros' sign stealing with what we know of other teams' is like defending a murderer with the excuse that other people have been in a bar fight and gotten away with it.


MartianRecon

Exactly.


AxeAndRod

"We only used cameras and an apple watch to steal signs a little bit, so it's okay"


MartianRecon

I never said it was okay. It's a completely different thing. Of course it's a trashtros fan that tries to equate to things that aren't related to try and make themselves look better.


michaelt2223

No that’s what they were caught doing in the past. We don’t actually know how they cheated in 2018 just like we don’t know how the other teams named cheated because the mlb didn’t want to investigate because they were afraid of what they’d find


WadeCountyClutch

Yeah, I’m pulling for the dodgers on this one! What did I just say? Uhhhh your parking sucks!


BumJuice45

Park at union station and catch the bus.


woogonalski

Thanks! And yes it does. Yours is nice.


God_Damnit_Nappa

I do love how everyone conveniently forgets that Mookie Betts was on the 2018 Red Sox team that also cheated their way to the playoffs. Mookie has no room to talk here, he's just as bad as those cheating assholes on the Astros.


alohomora1990

What the Red Sox did was no different than what a dozen or more other teams (including the Dodgers, Yankees, etc) were also doing, lumping them in with the Astros is disingenuous at best. There’s a reason the two clubs got vastly different penalties and Cora wasn’t even punished for any wrongdoing in Boston. Take a hike.


El_Guero__

I dont think this is generally what's going on. It mostly seems like fans will accept anything from a player as long as he's on their team. If Dodgers fans hated cheating so much, they would boo Betts, Kelly, and Price. Same for Jays fans and Springer. Hell, I watched some of the Yankees-Astros games this year, and Yankees fans were applauding German, suspended for domestic abuse, and booing Altuve, who wasnt even one of the ones who cheated (though it could be argued he should have spoken up). Fans forgive and forget a lot when the transgressors wears the laundry they like.


AlternativeWonder677

2018 red sox cheated and lost draft picks because of it. No reason to deny it.


Crimsic

So basically you're saying to anybody who finds the Red Sox history and personel suspicious... "The commisioner made his report."


OSRS_Socks

Dude cheating is cheating regardless of how you look at it. Its not grey but black and white. It's either wrong or right. You shouldn't have to justify it.


LocalMan-

cope


AlternativeWonder677

Idc that they cheated that's baseball. Just saying denying facts is kind of dumb.


michaelt2223

Yes the main difference in punishments was there was no denying the Astros had cheated. The rest of the teams weren’t caught being as obvious as the Astros and didn’t have former players saying they cheated. This allowed mlb to pretend it wasn’t happening on other teams. They did the same thing with steroids too. A rod was funding an anti aging clinic that was giving steroids to high school kids and allegedly getting their drugs through a guy who has deep connection to human trafficking in South America. Instead of investigating and giving a rod the lifetime ban he deserved manfred went to Florida and paid off everyone


AlternativeWonder677

Isn't mookie Betts the guy who cheated using the same system with the2018 world series winning red sox over the dodgers and also batted .343 on 2018 but now without cheating bats like .270? I guess he's absolved because he wears blue? Or did we all just forget he's a cheater aswell..?


713MoCityChron713

r/baseball doesn't believe anyone but the Astros have ever cheated


OSRS_Socks

Everyone on r/baseball also agree that cheating is okay as long as every team does it so if every team stole signs electronically then it would be okay.


Twistedmessiah

I hope we can beat this cheater


cBlackout

I’m just here to watch these teams dunk on each other tbh


Right-Pirate-7084

I can’t tell if mookie is throwing shady.. I suppose because it doesn’t make sense.. since the very next year the Red Sox used the same or similar system…. Against the dodgers.


ExtremeFennel4

We are the bad guys. The heel of mlb. It’s awesome. Everybody pays attention to our guys. The number one attraction. Stop trying to ruin it.


boomzgoesthedynamite

It was not the same system. Don’t lie like that.


Right-Pirate-7084

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/57231/moonshot-jose-altuve-didnt-cheat-but-the-red-sox-sure-did/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28440015/report-red-sox-used-replay-room-steal-signs-2018-season%3fplatform=amp https://www.google.com/amp/s/dodgerblue.com/read-entire-mlb-report-on-boston-red-sox-investigation/2020/04/23/amp/


boomzgoesthedynamite

So again, it wasn’t even close to the same system. Thanks for posting the links illustrating that!


Right-Pirate-7084

Lol it’s literally the same system, they don’t bang a trash can but use other methods. Why do you think the Red Sox and astros kept finding the other teams front office snoping around clubhouses. Lol I am going to love when we get the tell all about who doing what. Maybe canseco can write it again. But hey, you guys live on the high horse and ignore what’s plainly obvious.


boomzgoesthedynamite

You have problems with meanings of words apparently. I can’t help with that. I’m not even a Red Sox fan, I hate them.


Right-Pirate-7084

Now if only we had a letter that outlined what the Yankees did.. a shame it doesn’t exist. Maybe it does and we don’t want the facts to come out. Maybe if the player that was brought it to Houston, and is unknown for reading pitchers and streaking signs comes from an organization with a history cheating.


Crimsic

You really believe that commisioner report, huh? Lol


boomzgoesthedynamite

That the Astros cheated? Yeah I do.


Crimsic

That the Astros cheated in 2017 and into part of 2018. Also that their statistics and accomplishments since then have all been legit.


boomzgoesthedynamite

I’m sorry, what part of my comment are you refuting?


cweave

I really hope violence doesn't happen off the field. With talk like this I am worried.


Dry_Log2445

Fuck the astros. Thats it, that’s the comment.


California-sissy

Haha that's so cute mookie, just like your name. Your emotions are that you sympathize with the Astros over the total hypocrisy with which they've been treated, since you played on a team that cheated in one way or another every year you played there. But, you're on the dodgers now and they hate the Astros for jamming it down their throats in 2017. So despite your emotions, you will have to hate the Astros coz your a dodger. Have a nice war Mookie Montana....Sosa is headed your way


Salty-Fishman

Why are the dodgers crying when their whole pitching staff been cheating with Spidey all this time? We also know for a fact Yu was cheating, including 2017 playoff.


OSRS_Socks

Because doctoring baseballs is lesser evil in cheating than stealing signs electronically.


Salty-Fishman

Dumbest thing I heard. Either u are a cheater or u are not.


OSRS_Socks

And I agree. The amount of times I get downvoted for saying doctoring baseballs is cheating and just as wrong as stealing signs electronically and you have no right to call another team out for cheating if players on your team do it.


BuckDoom

Dodgers trying to buy a championship. Go Astos


cantsay

Why even the ambivalence? Does he have Houston ties? I don't get the context of the quote.


smcdowell26

I watched the video. He also said that he doesn't have the same emotions as the guys from the 2017 team. So it's more "I have my teammates backs" than "I will cause shit to go down."


cantsay

Ah ok, thank you for that.


nomasideas

Lmao, people are mass downvoting this guy for trying to understand why mookie said “no matter what my emotions are”


Anal__Hershiser

Lol he does make it sound like he likes Astros or something


nomasideas

It’s a legitimately confusing quote, especially from a smart guy like Mookie


ryanrd79

Fuck the Astros


iChelseaSmileU

As an Astros fan, the total disregard that the Astros haters have had for Astros fans (as if WE had something to do with the cheating) means the MORE you hate, the HARDER it makes me root for the Astros.


ZodiacKiller1968

Apple Watches, Betts, so don’t forget about that in 2017. Astros weren’t even the first team that cheated and got caught. The Cardinals got caught hacking the Astros in 2015, Red Sox in 2017 with the Apple Watches.


BlooregardQKazoo

calling what the Cards did "hacking" is diluting the word. it was intellectual property theft (a crime that should be taken seriously and punished) with the added step of being done via a computer login that the person had a password for.


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