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How Cody Bellinger’s father celebrated his son’s home run-robbing catch is so 2020

It was almost the worst-timed bathroom break imaginable.



Dodgers center Cody Bellinger celebrates after making a catch to prevent a home run by San Diego's Fernando Tatis Jr. during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)


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Dodgers center Cody Bellinger celebrates after making a catch to prevent a home run by San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLDS on Wednesday. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

During a pitching change in seventh inning of the Dodgers’ NLDS Game 2 on Wednesday, Clay Bellinger got up from his seat in the upper deck of Globe Life Field, navigated a quiet concourse as Fernando Tatis Jr. came to the plate and got back within sight of the diamond just as the ball reached his son in center field.

“I took a peek in,” Clay said, “and saw Cody drift back.”

That’s where Clay watched Cody rob a home run with one of the most memorable catches in recent franchise history — alone in an empty stadium,

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