Sounds good, doesn’t it, Dodgers fans?
On Friday, Los Angeles gets its first chance to earnestly welcome back their champions, as the Dodgers play their home opener against the previous year’s champs, the Washington Nationals.
There will be all sorts of pomp and circumstance, and this squad is so excited they let a few cats out of the bag early.
Even after Friday’s game, there’s still a Fernandomania celebration, a pregame Tommy Lasorda tribute, and plenty of new stadium refurbishments to look forward to.
But Friday? On Friday, we get rings and we get gold.
The Dodgers’ Gold Jerseys and Max Muncy’s Tommy Lasorda cleats are so fresh.
Yup, Justin Turner just couldn’t wait to let Dodgers fans check out the gold jerseys, which the team won’t wear nearly enough this year.
It’ll be back to work by Friday evening, sure, but this is a much-needed day for celebration — especially since this squad did not get a proper parade in the fall. Neither did the Lakers. Maybe a couple of them might show up to get showered with congratulations?
Though 2020 was mostly a triumph in an empty room for the Dodgers, they did lose a few prominent members of their family, none more so than Tommy Lasorda. The iconic Dodger’s last public appearance was at LA’s World Series victory in Texas, which broke the franchise’s 32-year drought dating back to 1988, a title our eternal manager secured with his incredible group of underdogs.
To make sure Lasorda’s presence is felt Friday, slugger Max Muncy got some custom cleats that absolutely bleed Dodger Blue.
This Dodgers team has earned the right to be the stuff of legends, but they haven’t forgotten those who paved the pathway on their celebration day.
Time to bask in it a little bit.