Despite the recent heartbreak for the Dodgers and all of Dodgers Nation, it was reported this week that the happy couple are expecting their first child.
— 2019 year of the bois™ (@nerdyDodger) October 11, 2019
Bigger Than Baseball
From first hand experience I can tell you this news is a comfort in a week of sadness. While all Dodgers and Dodger fans have learned this week that baseball isn’t just a game, compared to this news it is just a game. The excitement and joy of expecting your first child is second to none. An early off-season isn’t what any Dodger or Dodger fan wanted, but at least our Korean Monster can be around a little more for Bae Ji Hyun as the pregnancy progresses. This extra support is not only paramount and helpful, it helps build the bond.
But About Baseball…
Hyun-Jin Ryu is headed for free agency for the first time in his career. He will turn 33 in March. The questions will abound soon. Will he stay in LA? How much will he get paid by LA or otherwise? In 2019 he certainly earned being in the conversation for the Cy Young award. He also won an ERA title. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be commanding quite a big pay check. Will the Dodgers pay up?
Happy Family Man Heading Into The Roaring 20’s
Either way, Hyun-Jin Ryu will undoubtedly be quite the happy man in 2020. Starting a family is one of life’s greatest joys. The question will surely be, where will the family start their family?