Dodgers News: City Council Demands MLB Award World Series Titles to LA
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to request Major League Baseball’s assistance to vacate the 2017 World Series title of the Houston Astros and consequently award it to the Los Angeles Dodgers. This movement was put into action last week.
The vote being unanimous is somewhat surprising, but the final result is not. The Los Angeles City Council had been pushing for this since the day the Astros’ punishment was handed down by Major League Baseball and they finally got their wish by vote.
David Freese Speaks Out
Retired Dodgers infielder David Freese spoke out on the situation with a clear point of view:
Take the ring away? Maybe that’s the right thing to do. Maybe not. Who knows. Giving the title to the runner-up tho… that definitely ain’t it. Who would want it that way anyways.
— David Freese (@DavidFreese) January 21, 2020
David Freese is probably right. The Astros getting their title vacated because of their shady dealings is probably a good move for baseball, despite current perception. They should put their foot down even though it appears unlikely they will do so right now.
Poll for Dodger fans only (please don’t vote if you’re not a Dodger fan):
Do you think the Dodgers should be declared 2017 and 2018 World Series champs?
— Jeff J. Snider (@snidog) January 21, 2020
L.A. City Council Movement
Here is a full press conference held by L.A. City Council. When asked about whether or not the city would be taking legal action, they responded with an emphatic ‘no’:
“We have not considered legal action and I don’t anticipate that the city of Los Angeles would engage in that.”
When asked if there was any potential for legal action in the future, this is how the council responded:
“It could happen, but that’s not what we are proposing at this time.”
A huge question that needed to be asked was if the council had been in a direct line of communication with the Dodgers:
“We have not spoken with the Dodgers. I think it’s real important to make clear that the Astros cheated and that they were not the champions. As athletes, many do not wanted a tainted championship and so, some would say we were the best team. Some would say ‘they cheated and we don’t want to be a part of it’. Athletes that do not cheat want to compete fairly and want to earn their title and so it depends on each individual athlete. What we are looking at is what the record will reflect and clearly, cheating should not be awarded. We do not want this to become the new normal.”
That goes right in line with what David Freese is claiming. According to the council, multiple players have voiced their opinions to the city of Los Angeles:
“I think for the Dodgers to ask for it, it would seem like sour grapes and I don’t think they are going to do that. They have been asked to keep quiet and not say anything, but there have been a couple players that have been honest and expressed that they are wounded and saddened but what has happened.”
This scandal is one of the biggest in baseball, but it is a very polarizing issue. What do you think, Dodgers Nation? Should the Dodgers be handed the title?
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Great idea! I love my socialist city council !! How about may I get a full refund for all my money that the Dodgers won’t spend to improve the team?
This is pretty funny. Why play the games at all? We can just get the boneheads on the LA city council to petition MLB to give us the 2020 title right now and go straight to the champagne. Drinks are on the house! And make it Kool Aid for the LA city council, because they drink alot of it. You have to play the games and actually win them in anything resembling a free society.
Spot on Kirk! At least the time these out of touch liberals spend mulling over such nonsense keeps them from looking for ways to spend additional tax dollars on some give-away program. It might be easier to pry a tic off a dog’s back then to pry a dime out of this ownership/FO.
Stop embarrassing us. We don’t want those titles we didn’t get to witness the glory of seeing them get it done. What we want is for the Astros to lose it. There should be no winner for that year
The ultimate in political douchebaggery and pandering. These clowns will do anything but the jobs they are paid to do.
What a bunch of Clowns. They spent their time on this? MLB should vacate the titles for all to see for history and have to ask, “Why?” Doyers will win their Championship the right way.
The LA City Council is a joke. The resolution they passed is of absolutely no value. With all the problems the City of Los Angeles has, they had time for this BS. Apparently they know nothing about baseball and it’s inter-workings
They would of won it fair and square, but freeze is right and the Dodgers players would not want to win it this way. Also time has past and took from there special moments. The effects of this cheating has been really over looked there are players that just like a champion boxer who was knocked out and lost his title for the first time was at a cross road. We have seen it numerous times the resolve of great athletes determine there legacy and for many it sends them spiralling to the depths of despair
LACC= bunch of grand standing idiots! Work on cleaning up DTLA. Shut up & go back to trying to improve the city! PURO PENDEJOS!