Los Angeles Councilman Wants MLB to Name Dodgers 2017, 2018 World Series Champs

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You can’t just name a new World Series champ

In light of recent revelations that the Astros and Red Sox were cheating during the seasons in which they won the World Series, a Los Angeles city councilman has come up with brilliant solution: just name the Dodgers champs for 2017 and 2018. 

The Dodgers were arguably the best team of the past decade, winning an average of 92 games per year, but they don’t have any hardware to show for it. Both times they made the World Series, they lost. Now that we know the Astros stole signs in 2017 and the Red Sox did the same in 2018, councilman Gil Cedillo thinks those championships should be transferred to the Dodgers. 

Cedillo is one of the council members sponsoring a resolution that would urge Major League Baseball to take the championships away from Houston and Boston “and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

It’s not yet clear when the council will vote on the resolution, but Cedillo told the Times he expects it to pass. 

“This is an equity and justice thing,” Cedillo told the Times. “Who was the best team in 2017? Who was the best team in 2018? It was the Dodgers. They got beat by teams that were cheating.

“Do they need to be told that they shouldn’t have a title?”

The Astros and Red Sox might not have won fair and square, but awarding those championships to the Dodgers is obviously absurd. The whole idea of stripping a team of a title is stupid to begin with. A championship is about what players and fans feel in that moment, not what the record books reflect. When the NCAA vacates titles, it doesn’t then award the championship to the team that lost the title game. This is a good way to score cheap political points, though. 

Straight cash, homie

Odell Beckham Jr. should be a little more subtle next time. 

Beckham wanted to congratulate a few LSU players after they beat Clemson—by giving them what sure looked like a couple hundred dollars in cash. Where he went wrong was by doing it on the field, in the middle of the celebration, with reporters all around. LSU tried to say that the cash was fake, but are we really expected to believe that OBJ walks around New Orleans with wads of Monopoly money?

The cash-filled handshakes didn’t stop there, apparently. Joe Burrow told "Pardon My Take” that he and some teammates partied with Beckham and some other former LSU players and Beckham gave him some dough. 

And now LSU is admitting that maybe some of the money was real

The funny thing is, we all know this sort of thing happens all the time behind closed doors. Beckham’s only mistake was not waiting until the cameras were away to show his appreciation. 

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