This afforded them the chance to move closer to the San Francisco Giants in the NL West standings. It also gave them the ability to dress in wacky costumes for the flight home while enduring minimal trolling.
Minimal, but not nonexistent. After all, LA went all out.
That’s right. Costume Day is back, and no Dodgers star was exempt from planning something special for the Halloween-style escape from the spooky Denver airport (Google it).
Specifically, the rotation balled out, with the top four rolling together in “Sons of Anarchy” garb that, honestly, they changed into very quickly.
If Scherzer had lost this game, then had to put on a sleeveless motorcycle outfit complete with tats, the process might’ve gone significantly less smoothly.
The Dodgers showed up on Costume Day 2021.
Who do you think put them up to that group costume, and why was it Walker Buehler?
He quote-tweeted pretty quickly, after all. Seemed into it.
Perhaps the wildest costume we saw from any of the Dodgers came from flame-throwing reliever Brusdar Graterol, who embodied one of The Rock’s iconic animated creations.
And we do mean embodied.
Mercy me. Graterol should actually put this ensemble back on the next time he has to come in from the bullpen.
Is there a rule against that, as long as it’s beneath the jersey itself? Something tells me there probably should be, but I don’t think it’s written in stone.
We also wouldn’t feel right completing this article without shouting out Mookie Betts and youngster Gavin Lux, who shrugged off a bit of a tough season to have a little fun alongside the team’s most prominent superstar.
Luckily, the game of baseball doesn’t involve a whole lot of jumping — as long as you get a good enough break to make it to the spot before a leap is necessary.
What was your favorite Dodgers costume from Thursday evening? “Any of them, as long as they win”?