‘Might Be the Hottest Thing I’ve Seen’- LA Dodgers’ Mookie Betts Raunchy Rated-a ‘Pepper Grinding’ Dugout Celebration Adds Insult to Injury for SF Giants

Published 08/05/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
September 11, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) is greeted after hitting a three run home run against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Currently, the LA Dodgers are playing the best baseball in MLB. With players like Mookie Betts, Clayton Kershaw, and Freddie Freeman by their side, the Dodgers are dominating the National League this season. Under the guidance of visionary manager Dave Roberts, the Dodgers have been the title favorite from the start of the season. 

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Although the NL side ended the first half of the 2022 MLB season on a pleasant note, they are playing even better in the second half. With Mookie Betts leading from the front, the Dodgers completed their second series sweep after the All-Star break. And both came against their division rivals, the San Francisco Giants.

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After completing the series sweep on Thursday, the Dodgers slugger Mookie Betts did a wild celebration that became the highlight of the day. Since it is all over the internet, the Dodgers fans are roasting the Giants after Betts’ celebration. And the Giants might feel a bit insulted.

Mookie Betts has hit it where it hurts the most

The rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants will never die. Even though the Giants were losing the game, Jarlin Garcia—a Giants reliever — dared to provoke the Dodgers during the last game of the series. He tried to mock the Dodgers by hitting their celebration. And guess what? The Giants pitcher paid the price of mocking the Dodgers.

Oct 14, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts (50) reacts after hitting a single as first base coach Clayton McCullough (86) and San Francisco Giants first baseman Wilmer Flores (41) look on during the sixth inning in game five of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. At right is first base umpire Gabe Morales (47). Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

After the win, the Dodgers’ lead batters, Mookie Betts and Trea Turner roasted the Giants uniquely. From the visuals, it seemed like Betts, with his teammates, was grinding the Giants. The video is doing rounds on the internet.

Taking to Twitter, one Dodgers fan had the best reaction to Betts’ wild celebration. He said this might be the hottest thing he had ever seen. A couple of other Dodgers fans said that Betts was grinding the Giants like pepper.

It was the 12th win in the last 15 games for the Dodgers. And eight of them have come against the San Francisco Giants.

Will the Dodgers win the World Series?

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Given the current scenario, the LA Dodgers have become the best team in the entire MLB, surpassing the Yankees. Whether it is about offense or the defense, the Dodgers have nothing to worry about.

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With 72 wins, the Dave Roberts-led team is the favorite to win the championship this season. However, the road to it would not be easy. Because the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and New York Mets are the other title contender teams.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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