Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Doesn’t Know Who Jerry Seinfeld Is, Teammates React
Dodgers News: Cody Bellinger Doesn’t Know Who Jerry Seinfeld Is, Teammates React
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger burst onto the scene after being called up on April 25, and he leads the National League in home runs with 23 despite missing the first three weeks of the season.

The 21-year-old became the quickest player in Major League history to reach 22 home runs. Beyond providing the Dodgers with a power threat, Bellinger has demonstrated an plenty of flexibility by playing first base and left field, and on Sunday he played right field for the firs time.

Bellinger accomplishing what he is at such a young age is almost laughable, and ESPN Sportscenter anchor Scott Van Pelt recently poked fun at how young both he and Corey Seager are.

After his start against the New York Mets, Brandon McCarthy joked about noted Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld’s mood being in his hands. Van Pelt responded with a tweet that questioned if Bellinger or Seager even know who Seinfeld is:

That really got Van Pelt to thinking, as in an interview a few days later he asked Bellinger that exact question, which garnered this hilarious response, via CJ Fogler:

Several of Bellinger’s teammates reacted to the news, including Kiké Hernandez, McCarthy and Alex Wood:

The Dodgers were 9-11 at the time of Bellinger’s call up, and now own the National League’s best record at 50-26, entering play Sunday.

So even though Bellinger couldn’t immediately recognize one of the most famous comedians of all-time, he has clearly created a spark in the Dodgers clubhouse, and taken the chiding in good stride.