On Saturday afternoon, while the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim held a news conference to officially announce the signing of Anthony Rendon to their club, the former Washington Nationals third baseman quickly provided Dodgers fans with material that will make him the butt of our jokes on social media for the foreseeable future.
New #Angels 3B Anthony Rendon on #Dodgers: “It’s not that we didn’t want to play for them, they’re a great organization that’s built to win. But what we heard about how the organization is, the Hollywood lifestyle, it didn’t seem like it would be a fit for me and my family.”
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) December 14, 2019
Here are just a few of the reactions across Twitter in the minute and hours following the conference:
Nobody told him the Angels were in Los Angeles?
— Mark Whicker (@MWhicker03LANG) December 14, 2019
So he went 10 miles down the road.
— Dick Beaver (@DickBeaver2) December 14, 2019
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It didn’t take long for a #HollywoodLifestyle hashtag to take on a life of its own, and several of our friends on Twitter provided us with these golden nuggets:
— Black Seth Rogen (@ChristianAllen1) December 14, 2019
And then you gotta deal with playing in a stadium packed with fans. Who needs that kind of environment? #HollywoodLifestyle
— Jim would add a bat (@peelerjim) December 14, 2019
Rendon found out that all Dodgers do lines of coke off Lasorda's stomach before every game and he was like "Noooo thank you sir!" #HollywoodLifestyle
— Bryan Kephart (@thundercrat) December 14, 2019
— Kershiser (@Kershiser77) December 14, 2019
that snow the dodgers were playing in yesterday? pure meth #hollywoodlifestyle
— ?and a slapdick prospect in a pear tree? (@BoyslnBIue) December 14, 2019
— Jody Wahl with an A (@JodyWHL) December 14, 2019
— Diana “Baby Yoda Santa Hat” G (@trojanchick99) December 14, 2019
— andy lane candy cane (@AndyLChapmanLA) December 14, 2019
— 2019 year of the bois™ (@nerdyDodger) December 14, 2019
— Danny Montes (@themontsd) December 15, 2019
— Rebekah Loves Dodgers (@DodgerFoodie) December 15, 2019
Wow I can’t wait for #Hollywoodlifestyle to be the hashtag we use for literally everything all season long. ???
— Kendall C. Avery (@KendallCaroline) December 14, 2019
Within a record amount of time, RotoWear quickly started selling t-shirts:
Hollywood Lifestyle #LABleedsBlue
— RotoWear (@RotoWear) December 14, 2019
(I’ll take mine in ladies’ M, please)
And then he talked about how badly he wanted to go to the White House…
If Rendon wants to go to the White House so bad, why did he sign with the Angels? https://t.co/vRYL50dRfc
— Ned2point0 (@Ned2point0) December 14, 2019
…which produced the best suggestion of the day:
Anthony Rendon should stop talking.
— Sarah (@Sarah_Cubs) December 14, 2019