Baseball fans aren’t getting what they wall want for the holidays. An agreement between the MLBPA and MLB to end the lockout would be the best Christmas gift, but hopefully, that will come soon into the new year. To get into the holiday spirit, it is good to focus on the less fortunate. Chris Taylor, a noted good guy, certainly has taken the holiday spirit and put it to good use by doing a virtual visit with a young Dodgers fan who is a patient at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Christian The Brave Young Dodger Fan
A robot-delivered virtual visit from L.A. @Dodgers' Chris Taylor made @ChildrensLA patient and serious Dodgers fan Christian want to party like it was 2020—the way he told Taylor he did when the Dodgers won the World Series a year ago. pic.twitter.com/uLh8qeOAZ1
— Children's Hospital LA (@ChildrensLA) December 20, 2021
The young Dodgers fan named Christian wore a smile on his face and congratulated Taylor on their world series win last season.
“Congratulations on winning in 2020! It was a big deal. I had a lot of fun partying and everything.”
Christian also expressed his gratitude for Taylor’s decision to re-sign with the Dodgers and stay in LA.
“I wanted to say thank you for signing with the Dodgers again. We needed you. We need you. You’re one of the big players of the team, so thank you for that.”
Taylor responded with his own gratitude.
“Thank you so much. That means a lot to me,” said Taylor. “I’m excited to be back, too. I didn’t want to be anywhere else.”
Christian also told Taylor that he was present at a game where Taylor hit a walk-off home run. The game he’s likely referencing was against the Colorado Rockies in 2018. This was Taylor’s first walk-off home run of his career. It clearly was a memory that Christian will never forget, and a likely reason for his fandom and admiration of Taylor.
Taylor is known as a quiet man, but he is clearly very generous. There are many stories of Taylor visiting kids in hospitals and making friends with young Dodger fans who are going through difficult times. These stories don’t typically make it to the media, as Taylor prefers to do these things quietly. Taylor’s personality may be quiet, but his deeds aren’t quiet. Bringing some joy to a child in need is one of the purest things a player can do. Taylor exudes the spirit of the holiday season, and very few players represent the Dodgers as respectfully as Taylor does.
Merry Christmas, Christian. The hearts of all Dodger fans go out to you and wish you go get well soon.