“Game Recognizes Game!”: Kendrick Lamar’s Subtle Los Angeles Dodgers Touch at the Grammy’s Sees Fans Celebrate His Award

Published 02/06/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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In recent years, the Los Angeles Dodgers have established themselves as one of the strongest teams in Major League Baseball. They have consistently reached the postseason every year since 2013, and even clinched a World Series win in 2020. In a recent addition to their success, the Dodgers, through their massive fan and rapper Kendrick Lamar, also claimed a victory at the Grammy Awards.

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In fact, Kendrick Lamar wasn’t the sole Dodgers representative at the Grammy’s. Lamar, who won the Grammy for Best Rap Album for Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, was accompanied by another rapper, Bad Bunny, wearing LA Dodgers merchandise. Bad Bunny won the award for Best Música Urbana Album for ‘Un Verano Sin Ti.’

Dodgers fans celebrate as Kendrick Lamar wins a Grammy

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Both Kendrick Lamar and Bad Bunny donned a Dodgers cap at the 2023 Grammy Awards. Living up to the Dodgers’ success in the recent past, both Lamar and Benito (Bad Bunny) carried the legacy to the Grammy’s.

Following the event, the Dodgers’ official Twitter handle quote-tweeted an upload from the Record Academy’s handle celebrating Bad Bunny and Kendrick Lamar.

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“Big night for Dodger caps tonight at the #GRAMMYs. Congratulations @kendricklamar and @sanbenito!” captioned the Dodgers.

However, the Dodgers tweet triggered a fan war in the reply section of the tweet. Various fans argued that the Dodgers “RUN THE WORLD” while others simply pointed out their NLDS loss to the Padres.

This is how fans reacted:

Apart from Kendrick Lamar and Bad Bunny, Harry Styles won the best Album of the year award for his album ‘Harry’s House,’ while Lizzo won the record of the year award for ‘About Damn Time.’

Are the Dodgers secured for the upcoming season?

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Crediting the Competitive Balance Tax, the Dodgers’ offseason activity prior to the 2023 season was significantly restricted. Moreover, for the Dodgers to eventually chase the likes of Shohei Ohtani, they had to lose stars in Justin Turner to the Red Sox and Cody Bellinger to the Cubs.

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However, the Dodgers made up for their slow offseason with a few low-profile deals with DH J. D. Martinez, starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, relievers Feyereisen and Shelby Miller, and utility infielder Yonny Hernandez.

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How do you think will the Dodgers fare in the upcoming season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below

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Written by:

Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is an MLB author for EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his BBA degree, specializing in Communications & Media with a Public Policy minor. Along with his keen interest in politics and questions about society, he has written multiple research papers about a variety of topics, ranging from stand-up comedy to the Indian Education System.
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