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Former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly’s absence was felt in his enthusiasm and sometimes flamboyant attitude. Heading off for another year with the Chicago White Sox, Kelly announced the release date for his new book, which opens with a memorable moment from the Dodgers’ 2020 World Series season.

Kelly dealt with multiple injuries last season with the White Sox, including a bicep strain, hamstring issues and knee issues. But he found time in the offseason to open up and work with reporter and writer Rob Bradford to bring many of his baseball stories to life and talk behind-the-scenes information as well as the state of Major League Baseball.

The colorful pitcher has been at the center of several brawls and shocking moments on the field, but in an appearance on Dodger Talk with David Wasegh, Kelly explained why his bench-clearing incident with former Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa. ideal introduction.

“I’ve always hated the finale being at the end. You’re watching a movie, you know exactly what’s going to happen. For me, I’ve always been the guy who doesn’t shy away from an honest answer, or being myself and being honest. I think the whole situation between me and Carlos was perfect to start the book that way. Let people know that this is me, this is real, and I want you to understand what really happened. What’s interesting about the book is that I go behind the scenes.”

The July 28, 2020 game between the Dodgers and the Astros will be remembered as the game in which Kelly lashed out at Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel, both members of the 2017 Astros championship team tainted by their cheating. with a scandal.

He then struck out Correa to end the scoreless frame before flirting, then exchanging words, with Kelly then pouting at Correa.

The two-time World Series champion and his “Damn Near Perfect Game. Reclaiming America’s Pastime explains the issues Kelly personally has with MLB and how they approach rule changes and ultimately change the foundation of baseball with countless personalities. tales from his time in the big leagues.

Joe Kelly doesn’t believe the Houston Astros will ever escape the cheating scandal

Before the 2022 World Series game between the Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies, Kelly spoke about the perception of fans and many around MLB when it comes to how they feel about franchises embroiled in a cheating scandal that led to their championship run.

Kelly believes most fans associate the Astros with that “cheating” mentality and will go beyond the normal rules of the game to win, largely because of how much information and chatter is spread through social media.

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