For the first time in over three decades, the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. Many celebrities took to social media to celebrate the title.
This year’s World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, making it the first time that a WS was played at a neutral stadium. Due to the global pandemic, every game was played without fans, as well.
The final game was held on October 27. The Dodgers started off with the wrong foot as the Rays scored the first run in the very first inning.
The Dodgers in game six of the World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES DODGERS’ WINNING THE WS
For the first five innings, the Dodgers’ batters were clearly dominated by Rays’ starter Blake Snell, who allowed only two hits. In the middle of the sixth inning, Rays’ manager Kevin Cash pulled Snell from the game, shocking pretty much everyone.
In that sixth inning, the Dodgers took a 2-1 lead. Then, Mookie Betts hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, and Julio Urias pitched a perfect ninth inning to give the Dodgers the title.
It is important to point out that the last time that the Dodgers were crowned as the best team in the MLB was in 1988, which is probably why so many people took to social media to celebrate their victory, celebrities included.
One of them was actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. He congratulated the team and uploaded his “attempt at #ITFDB from earlier in the playoffs.”
The Dodgers made headlines after honoring actor Chadwick Boseman.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING THE TITLE
In the four-second clip, the “Terminator” star appeared at his home staring directly at the camera and saying, “It’s time for Dodger’s baseball,” with his distinctive accent.
Actress Alyssa Milano, best known as Phoebe Halliwell in “Charmed,” tweeted an old photo of her wearing a Dodgers’ jersey and hat while holding a bat in what appeared to be the team’s stadium. In the caption, the “Who’s the Boss?” actress thanked the team.
Los Angeles Lakers’ star LeBron James, who also won the city this year’s NBA title, tweeted:
“Man can we PLEASE have a parade!!! I know I know we can’t but DAMN I wanna celebrate with our @Lakers & @Dodgers fans!!! LA is the city of CHAMPIONS” [sic].
Natalia Bryant, the daughter of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, also uploaded a photo showing her dad wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers hat and jersey while holding a baby in his arms.
Former sportscaster Vic Scully, who spent 67 seasons calling games for the Dodgers, congratulated the team, as well, listing the years when they won their previous titles.
Earlier this year, the Dodgers made headlines after honoring actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away on August 28, 2020. The team’s tweet pointed out that Boseman went from portraying legendary figures to becoming one.
Finally, they confessed they would never forget Boseman’s “iconic” performance as Jackie Robinson and that he would be missed. The Dodgers is a class act team.