Don’t discount the passion of Los Angeles Dodgers fans just because of the traffic. Some LA crazies are ready and willing to go above and beyond for their team, as proven once again by some new ink.
Cody Bellinger had a down year in 2021, but started his redemption tour ahead of schedule when he cracked the series-winning single in the NLDS against the Giants, followed by an NLCS game-tying three-run shot that nearly changed the momentum of the entire postseason. For his troubles, he earned a one-year, $17 million deal prior to the lockout (and well before arbitration).
Bellinger needs a “back in full force” 2022 campaign to secure any sort of long-term future in LA (or elsewhere), and he’s already started the new season by putting his signature on something that’ll last forever.
Just a few days back, when the Dodgers’ stars reported for Spring Training and thanked the fans with an autograph signing spree, Bellinger inked a fan’s arm, who claimed he would get the ‘graph tattooed permanently.
Well … a promise is a promise. The fan showed off a brand new Belli tat (and also a Matt Beaty one?!), and Bellinger responded with a little bit of love on Twitter.
Dodgers star Cody Bellinger signed an arm, which became a tattoo.
Devotion right there — especially since Bellinger could be a Marlin by New Years.
Want a closer look at the tat? Of course you do.
You’ve got a classic loopy Bellinger signature, resting just above a similarly beautiful (OK, actually slightly more beautiful) Beaty just below the elbow. And they even added their numbers as a kind gesture! Too bad they didn’t personalize.
There. Now, at least two Dodgers fans can’t help but stay loyal as Bellinger tries to put together an MVP-type season, an incredible bounce back after his last campaign left him 1.5 WAR in the red.
He’ll be forever in this fan’s heart — and blood stream — either way.