Someone tell Gary Sheffield Jr. that there’s a big difference between 2000 and 2021, and that the Los Angeles Dodgers are a completely revamped franchise since over two decades ago.
Actually, wait, don’t. The man exists to troll anybody and everybody on the internet, because that’s the world now. Gotta get a rise out of those liberals when working for your “fearless leader” Clay Travis, who sits behind a green screen all day and tries to define the state of America with his faux eloquent world salads for Outkick.
The publication that has for so long begged athletes to keep politics out of sports … loves to mesh politics and sports. Makes sense. Their ethos is an oxymoron. On any other day, we’d ignore it and allow them to float deeper and deeper into the abyss until their whining can no longer be heard.
But when you come for the Dodgers? That’s not going to fly. Not here. And not when it relates to Chris Taylor.
Gary Sheffield’s son calling out the Dodgers for signing Chris Taylor is pathetic.
Hey dude, we’re really sorry Frank McCourt and Kevin Malone/Dave Wallace/Dan Evans didn’t sign daddy to a contract extension back in 2000. From 1989-2003, the Dodgers made the playoffs just twice, so it was clear this regime had their priorities out of whack. Would we sign Sheffield to an extension as a 31-year-old after he had just smacked 73 homers and 210 RBI in two All-Star seasons? Sure! Why not?
But we’re talking about a downtrodden time period of Dodger baseball smack dab in the middle of the steroid era. How you can even begin to compare then and now … and then slander Taylor in the process? It just further proves your removal from reality is too embarrassing to even begin to discuss.
We’re thankful Dodgers Twitter came to the rescue here, for what the kids would call a good old “ratio” on Sheffield Jr.’s ignorant response to a World Series contender retaining a key piece to their overall success. 85 quote tweets vs 14 retweets. Get bodied?
Another good take from Sheffield Jr.! Keep ’em coming, bud! If Outkick didn’t exist, this would be the worst Substack on the web.
Also … how many different positions did Gary Sheffield play? Oh … he mostly only played left field with the Dodgers? Even though Sheffield and Taylor aren’t comparable because of their wildly different contributions, LA clearly paid for versatility and clutch-ness here. And nowadays, a $13.6 million AAV is considered a bargain, especially for a big market team.
Dodgers fans appreciate all that Sheff did for them … but his son’s commentary? Hard pass.