While the stakes were high in the World Series, Cody Bellinger was not.
The Dodgers superstar often makes headlines for his spectacular gameplay and beautiful childish appearance, but during the run of the LA World Series, he was on trend for something else entirely: The guy looked more cooked than a pastry in your local Entemann after a dazzling catch in the Dodgers ’series vs. and Fathers.
Bellinger’s face will soon become a favorite meme on Twitter baseball, and given his blank stare, some have wondered if Bellinger was actually stoned during the games. Speaking on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, Bellinger discussed his glazed face that, uh, flashed twitter in flames during the MLB playoffs, and clarified that no, he didn’t smoke ganja.
The full interview:
“I’m not tall during games, okay?” Bellinger said without a voice. “If you look at me in the Little League World Series at 12, I look faint. I didn’t even smoke when I was 12, either. I’m not tall, that’s how it looks on my face.”
What makes the clip even better is how the Bellinger camera seems to freeze at the perfect moment, giving the audience a look at the innocent but funny Bellinger.
We take Bellinger for his word here, but there is no denying that he has given the Internet something to stick to in the years to come.
It’s good to know that the only thing Bellinger smokes during a game is baseball. Unfortunately, we can’t use “Bombs Bombed” for long.