Well, the confetti flooded SoFi Stadium after the Rams’ 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and now we’re hoping this could become a reality since LA fans were deprived of both Dodgers and Lakers parades when the COVID-19 pandemic restricted what could be done in 2020.
And what a shame it was (admittedly a “first world” problem, but still). The Dodger captured their first World Series title in 32 years back in 2020 while the Lakers were triumphant the year Kobe Bryant tragically died in a helicopter crash … and none of it could be celebrated on the grand stage it so deserved.
Good thing Turner’s here to speak up because he has the influence to make it happen. Certainly better than a Dodgers blog trying to make it a reality!
Justin Turner wants a Rams-Dodgers (and possibly Lakers?!) joint parade.
There’s no mention of the Lakers in Turner’s tweet, but who’s to say he wouldn’t welcome them with open arms? Either way, he’s got the right idea, and it would be an epic … but everyone needs to hurry!
The Rams are celebrating their Super Bowl victory on Wednesday in Los Angeles. The Dodgers, as Turner mentioned, have nothing on their plate due to the MLB lockout while the Lakers have a home game against the Jazz later in the evening. The three owners need to call up the most famous and expensive party planner to get everything in unison.
Getting Clayton Kershaw anywhere near his (former) teammates would be a positive, too. He was at Sunday’s game supporting LA and Stafford, but he’s still a free agent and might need some convincing to return to the Dodgers to run it back in 2022. Maybe a reunion with the fellas while everyone’s been deprived of baseball will be the necessary elixir?
Not to mention, the Dodgers are coming to an end with the current core that has been atop the baseball world for the better part of a decade. If there’s no celebrating or acknowledging their 2020 victory in a more glorious capacity, then that would help persist the feeling of emptiness some feel as a result of what has happened.
Time for Kershaw to get childhood friend Matthew Stafford on the phone.