Anthony Rendon needed nothing to do with Los Angeles. That is the most compelling motivation why he decided to play for the Angels and not the Dodgers.
That may appear to be befuddling to anybody out of state who thinks the Dodgers and Angels live in a similar city, yet it really bodes well to anybody in Southern California.
Rendon lumped together the groups as well as the whole state as they attempted to choose who they would sign with in free office.
“I contemplate California, they think about the straight Hollywood, that style way of life, entire bundle of flashes thus much paparazzi,” Rendon said. “However, everybody just said it’s the direct inverse [with the Angels].”
Notwithstanding marking a seven-year, $245-million agreement with the Angels, it’s sheltered to state Rendon doesn’t need to stress over the paparazzi trailing their on the off chance that he needed to stroll around L.A. Without a doubt, the 29-year-old third baseman just drove the Washington Nationals to a World Series title and was picked an All-Star just because, yet they are not somebody who needs to stress over TMZ.
The Dodgers left their gathering having gained Rendon in their old neighborhood of Houston persuaded that they had no enthusiasm for playing in L.A. In any case, that didn’t decide out the group that plays somewhat more than 30 miles south in Anaheim.
The Dodgers, Rendon stated, “didn’t appear as though it would be a fit for us as a family. Nothing against them as an association. Regardless we adored gathering with them and having those discussions, yet at last it was what we thought was best for our family.”
There’s nothing amiss with Rendon’s choice, yet it’s absurd to figure the group would direct their way of life. Truly, the Dodgers play in L.A., which is near Hollywood. Of course, superstars regularly come to games and periodically toss out the primary pitch. However, none of that characterizes the players in the clubhouse or has any impact on their way of life.
No Dodgers player dwells in Hollywood. Many live in the San Fernando Valley; others dwell in the South Bay, Westside, sea shore urban areas or different pieces of L.A. Region.
The wonderful thing about L.A. is that it’s a district huge and different enough for anybody to make whatever way of life they need. Regardless of their nationality, religion, political connection or sexual direction, there’s something for people here.
On the off chance that Rendon implied that they needed to remain under the radar and keep away from the spotlight, at that point possibly they settled on a keen choice.
Would anybody contend that Mike Trout wouldn’t be a greater big name on the off chance that they played for the Dodgers as opposed to the Angels? No way.
A few players don’t need the distinction and consideration that accompany being an expert competitor, and there’s nothing amiss with that. Be that as it may, people don’t need to carry on with a “Hollywood way of life” to feel the advantages of Hollywood.
Clayton Kershaw, who, as Rendon, was brought up in Texas, is about the farthest thing from Hollywood as anybody in the Dodgers clubhouse. They and their better half, Ellen, and their kids, Cali and Charley, live in a delightful home in the San Fernando Valley. It’s far enough from the flashbulbs to carry on with an ordinary life however close enough where they can utilize those flashbulbs for a decent motivation.
In 2012, Kershaw began “Kershaw’s Challenge,” a philanthropic association that looks to serve powerless and in danger kids living in L.A., Dallas, Zambia and the Dominican Republic. Their greatest raising support occasion is a yearly pingpong competition called “Ping Pong 4 Purpose.” It’s maybe the most “Hollywood” thing the Dodgers do every year with a paparazzi-arranged blue floor covering set outside of Dodger Stadium and famous people playing pingpong on the field while visitors taste drinks from open bars set up along the first and third baselines.
It’s not really Kershaw’s scene, however the occasion has helped “Kershaw’s Challenge” give more than $7.5 million to profiting networks.
People don’t need to carry on with a “Hollywood way of life” to get Hollywood to help improve the way of life of others.
It’s typical for somebody who simply moved here to consider Hollywood when they consider L.A., however Rendon will before long discover this area is sufficiently large to make and appreciate any way of life people need — for theirself and their family.