The Dodgers have become the all-meme team during the 2020 playoffs, and Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager gave us new additions on Saturday night.
The star power of the Dodgers has certainly shone through during this postseason, both at the plate and in the meme-iverse.
Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager have certainly been all over the field throughout October. Bellinger was the center of attention at the end of the NLCS, winning Game 7 with his solo shot in the seventh and dislocating his shoulder in the resulting celebration. Now, he’s toughing out a back injury, too.
And Seager? Well, all he does is rake, hitting eight home runs in the postseason thus far, somehow the second-most of anybody in this World Series (damn you, Randy Arozarena).
But if you ask casual fans what they’ve taken away from Bellinger and Seager’s postseason blitz, they might very well respond, “The memes and the handsomeness.” Bellinger, for one, has been captured looking zonked in the dugout repeatedly, and he got frozen in time again during Game 4, pondering life’s mysteries off in the distance.
Seriously, how does this keep happening? Is it the muscle relaxers he’s taking for the back issue? Bellinger may be locked in at the plate, but he certainly seems to be in a performative daze the second his at-bats are over.
Like, every. Single. Game.
At this point, he has to know where the camera is at all times. Somebody has to be in his ear directing these facial expressions.
The timing is always too perfect.
As for Seager? Well, fans can’t help but notice his luxurious hair, and it’s getting plenty of Twitter attention, too.
Bellinger staring off into the distance right next to Seager’s flowing locks. You simply can’t beat it.
Of course, being meme-ified is nothing new for Belli, especially. Back in his literal MLB debut, his aghast face lit Twitter on fire. From that point on, a career in the world of memes was inevitable.
Best of luck to these two gentlemen on someday becoming known for their on-field exploits instead of their funny faces and well-coiffed hair.
How many more dingers does a guy have to hit before his mane is a non-story?