Kick of right now’s slate of MLB matchups with a pre-game chat with LA Dodgers star Cody Bellinger!
Lastly — opening day is right here! There’s nothing like the beginning of a recent MLB season to kick off spring. And whereas there’s a slew of thrilling matchups on the schedule right now, we’ve acquired our eye on the Los Angeles Dodgers who will go to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday within the season opener at Coors Subject — with the primary pitch set for 4:10 p.m. ET.
The reigning World Collection champion Dodgers kick off this season hoping to clinch their ninth consecutive NL West title. If all goes in line with plan, with the brand new addition of Trevor Bauer, together with the returning 2020 roster that propelled them to victory, the Dodgers may turn out to be the primary crew for the reason that 1999 New York Yankees to repeat as World Collection champions. And we’re fairly assured they’ll run it again. However, we discovered another person to talk on that.
Dodgers’ star outfielder Cody Bellinger completely spoke with HollywoodLife for a pre-game chat to debate the “enjoyable clubhouse” ambiance, how ready he feels since present process arthroscopic surgical procedure on his proper shoulder over the offseason and his new partnership with Flonase Allergy Aid Nasal Spray.
How ready are you for opening day?
Hopefully, personally it’s completely different than final 12 months and as a crew, hopefully it’s the identical as final 12 months! I really feel ready for it!
Can you are taking us contained in the clubhouse ambiance and clarify what makes this crew click on so properly?
For me, since I’ve been within the massive leagues since 2017, it’s for almost all been the identical individuals, so I feel that helped. We’re tremendous comfy with one another and joke round lots — we’re extra mates than teammates typically.
What’s your pregame routine and what’s in your exercise playlist?
It depends upon if we’re on the street or residence. Normally if we’re residence I’ll go within the scorching or chilly tub for about 45 minutes earlier than the sport to get unfastened. It type of wakes me up a bit of bit. Final 12 months, I used to be listening to Pop Smoke and Juice World. This 12 months, I’m on the meditation zen music proper now. It type of places me in a greater way of thinking.
In honor of Worldwide Ladies’s Month in March, which feminine athletes do you look as much as?
Serena Williams is the goat, I feel it’s onerous not to decide on her. I feel what the USA Ladies’s Soccer Group does is really particular. I like Naomi Osaka, she’s actually good! — However, I’d say Serena general.
How do you wish to be remembered on and off the sphere?
I really don’t care about being a legend, so with that being stated, I wish to play baseball the very best I can and to the very best of my skill, so I don’t care concerning the different stuff that comes with it.
What’s your recommendation to younger baseball gamers?
I used to be at all times the small man rising up, from my sophomore to junior 12 months I grew tall, however then I used to be actually skinny, so not likely a giant man. So, I at all times say, it doesn’t matter what your measurement, proceed to do the basics properly and ultimately your physique can and can develop into the participant you’re meant to be.
How has Flonase impacting your recreation for the higher?
It’s helped my focus by not having to consider my allergy symptoms in spring coaching and having all these kinds of signs that have been allergy symptoms are gone now due to Flonase. I’ve taken [allergy] capsules previously and I even keep in mind telling my mother again within the day, ‘This isn’t working for me. I nonetheless have the identical allergy signs.’ Flonase nasal spray has really labored and for a full 24 hours.
Apart from utilizing Flonase, how do you keep match and keep a wholesome way of life?
On a regular basis I am going within the weight room, I’ve a 30-minutes stretch routine that I’ve actually grown to like. It’s actually good for my hips, my groin and my again, that are actually tight usually, so I’ve been stretching, getting unfastened and feeling actually good this 12 months.
Followers can catch Cody and the LA Dodgers in motion on opening day at 4:10 p.m. ET, on ESPN or by stay streaming on fuboTV.