Dodgers Team News

Dodgers News: NY Radio Personality Takes Mets Over LA in Postseason

Here’s the thing, friends. We like you. We want what’s best for you. We don’t want you to suffer.

That’s why we’d never tell you to listen to Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, the belligerent buffoon whose grating exclamations sully the airwaves of SiriusXM and MLB Network. We’re about to share a tweet from Russo’s show, and the tweet tells you to “Listen Now and Subscribe,” and we can’t stress strongly enough what a bad idea that would be. We almost feel bad for even putting the thought in your head.

With that said, here’s the tweet:

Russo’s rationale for picking the Mets over the Dodgers is … interesting. He says the Dodgers have “decent enough” pitching without mentioning they’ve been decent enough to have the best ERA in baseball by a healthy margin. He lists the Dodgers’ likely starters in a postseason series, but forgets to mention the guy with the second-best ERA in the National League, Julio Urias.

Look, the Mets are an excellent team, and it’s certainly possible they could beat the Dodgers in a short series. The Pirates won five out of six from the Dodgers this year, and they’re lousy. Maybe this is just Russo’s irksome way of saying “anything can happen in baseball.”

Or maybe he’s a native New Yorker — if you’ve heard him talk, that will not be news to you — who also happens to be, according to Wikipedia, “a lifelong, avid San Francisco Giants fan.” For those of you unfamiliar, the main defining characteristic of most “lifelong, avid Giants fans” is that they don’t care whether the Giants win as long as the Dodgers lose.

So anyway, take Russo’s opinions with a grain of salt.

Have you subscribed to our YouTube Channel yet? Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest Dodgers news, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!

NEXT: Dodgers Stay Atop Latest MLB Power Rankings

Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.


  1. I remember well when MLB Network first went on the air. They made sure baseball fans knew that they were going to cover the entirety of baseball – not just east coast teams like ESPN – the Eastern Sports Propaganda Network – does. Well, lo and behold, here we are in 2022 and we have Russo, a studio show filled with east coast baseball fans, and a regular diet of Yankees, Mets, RedSox, etc. If Aaron Judge has an extra muffin for breakfast, they do a live report. If the Dodgers win 90 games before September, they talk about Aaron Judge’s muffin intake.

  2. He doesn’t know. The dodgers will win this series without using their 2 best arms. Julio and Dustin

  3. Just take this morning’s MLB CENTRAL. The Dodgers win the game and all DeRosa can talk about is Showalter and how great the Mets and Braves are. The 1st half of the season was all about the Yankees. Throw in the daily cheating Asstros love from the other host and it’s barely watchable. The Dodgers are the best team in baseball and it takes until the 2nd hour some days to even see the highlights. East coast bias is alive and well.

  4. Not only consistently wrong in his arguments, he is also extremely irritating delivering it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button