The Los Angeles Dodgers, from 2015-2021, were the only professional sports employer Corey Seager had ever known until his earth-shattering 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers was inked in late November.
He wasn’t an LA Boy by choice, though. Sure, he probably supported the Lake Show, Kings and Rams on theme nights, but that was likely just for show.
Now an employed Texan and left to his own devices, Seager has chosen another sports fandom path — but, no, it has nothing to do with the Dallas Cowboys (RIP their wonderful cluster of a season).
We give you Corey Seager’s Nashville Tour of Wonder, featuring both a Tennessee Titans playoff game and a Nashville Predators NHL showdwon this past weekend.
We’re not saying Seager has to stay loyal to Los Angeles, but irony of all ironies, Tennessee native Mookie Betts showed out in shades at the Rams’ first-round playoff game against the Cardinals. Where was he in Smashville this weekend?
Ex-Dodgers star Corey Seager has fallen in love…with Nashville sports.
Maybe he and Clayton Kershaw will end up teaming up on the Triple-A Nashville Sounds? Simply can’t be ruled out.
Of course, there’s nothing nefarious here. It’s just Seager enjoying a perfect weekend of Tennessee Titans football and Nashville Predators hockey with his Music City fan wife Madisyn Van Ham, whom he married in Dec. 2020.
She and Seager were high school sweethearts, though he grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, which only further serves to confuse us a little bit.
Hey, if the Matt Rhule Era hadn’t failed so spectacularly in Carolina, maybe Seager and his wife would be out watching a Panthers/Hurricanes doubleheader. But that’s just not possible in mid-January these days. Neither is taking in a game at Jerry World, apparently. Thus, Seager’s all in on Van Ham’s interests, and he’s looking good doing it.
This offseason’s been so interminable that we’ve been thinking of Seager mostly as a salary number instead of appreciating him for his historic clutch-ness.
Most of this production occurred during his 2020 run at his new home, Globe Life Park, but it’s certainly insane to see him among such luminaries.
Maybe Ryan Tannehill can learn a thing or two from Seager about playing to win when the chips are down instead of playing not to lose.
He might want to stick around the neighborhood for a tutoring session.