Joe Kelly’s time with Dodgers teammate Ross Stripling and the other guy on Stripling’s “Big Swing Podcast” has gone viral for all the right reasons. The guest spot featured insight on MLB’s process of suspension appeals and where Kelly stands, but it also featured plenty of not-so-family-friendly language when it came to his feelings on the convicted cheaters in Houston.
Of course, the episode came after Joe and the Dodgers got into a bench-clearing altercation in late July. While MLB chose to point the finger squarely at Kelly as the person that escalated things against Astros batter, he confirmed that he too was a victim in the fracas.
A victim of body shaming.
The reliever explained that Houston’s manager wasn’t very nice to him earlier in the inning.
They have a manager on their side, verbatim, yelling at me saying, ‘Get your little skinny ass on the mound.’ So my cuss words get eight games and his cuss words get zero? He’s cussing me at me and he’s body shaming me. He’s a bully. He’s calling me skinny. Imagine if he was calling me fat. I take offense to that. Dusty, that hurts my feelings, you’re calling me skinny. That’s not…