The Dodgers and their entire fanbase are unhappy about the Joe Kelly suspension. In fact, most of the baseball world was pretty unhappy with the way that MLB has handled the situation. Players from all around the league took to social media to voice their displeasure all day on Wednesday.
AJ Pollock is understandably one of those guys that were unhappy with the decision. In talking with Dodgers media on Thursday, he spoke candidly about the league’s decision. Pollock felt that the commissioner might not be treating all teams equally in 2020.
No one got hit. I think they’re trying to find some intent…this game has policed itself for so many years. You hope that teams are all being treated equally, and I don’t know if he’s doing that.
The fact that a team can cheat their way to a World Series and not have players suspended is bad enough. But add in a hefty suspension handed down to Joe Kelly for policing the game, and you have a travesty. The Dodgers had every right to be angry at being cheated out of a championship, and they showed it.
Not only was Alex Bregman not even hit on the ball behind him, but Carlos Correa was just as much to blame for the incident. Pollock also made sure to note that even though he was not on the 2017 team that he was still a ballplayer. And as such, of course he is angry at what Houston did to baseball.
Pollock put together a couple of really good at-bats in the Dodgers sweep of the Astros. He strung together four hits in six at-bats to boost his season average to .500 to start the year. The Dodgers start a series with the Diamondbacks in Arizona tonight.