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#pounditWednesday, September 27, 2023

Second girl who ran up to hug Cody Bellinger posts video ‘worth it’

Cody Bellinger

For the second straight day, a girl ran onto the field to give Cody Bellinger a hug while he was in right field. And for the second straight day, the girl who did so said it was “worth it.”

On Sunday, a young girl ran onto the field during the Dodgers-Rockies game in Los Angeles and hugged Bellinger. Though she was handcuffed by security for the incident, she called it the “best day ever” and said it was “worth it.”

On Monday night, a different girl ran onto the field during the Dodgers-Diamondbacks in Arizona to hug Bellinger. Different city, same result. The girl posted the video on her Twitter profile Tuesday, saying it was “worth it” and she was “inspired.”

As this is beginning to develop into a trend, the Dodgers have grown concerned. Bellinger has as well and believes it could get “dangerous.”

He’s right. If young fans want to meet Bellinger, they should do so in appropriate settings, like by going to the park early and hanging near the field during batting practice, or by going to official meet-and-greet events. Running onto the field for a hug — especially if they think that’s how they’re going to get viral attention — is not the way to do it.


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