CMA Awards 2018
Ellen DeGeneres, Magic Johnson, Nick Jonas & More Are Jacked About Dodgers Return To World Series
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 at Wrigley Field on Thursday night (Oct. 19) to clinch the National League pennant and advance to the franchise's first World Series since 1988. This called for celebration in L.A. and on Twitter (and beyond for those everywhere bleeding Dodger blue).
Magic Johnson, NBA Hall of Fame legend and co-owner of the Dodgers, was at The Staples Center as the Los Angeles Lakers -- Johnson is president of basketball operations -- opened their 2017 season while all of this was unfolding. The Staples Center's official Twitter account shared a video of Johnson explaining the moment.
"It was amazing because the Dodgers had just clinched going to the World Series," Johnson says in the clip, "and the crowd responded -- standing ovation, clapping, screaming. It's been an amazing evening. I'm so proud of all the Dodger players. Our manager, Dave (Roberts). The ownership group, and most importantly, Dodger fans everywhere."
Below are some other star reactions to the Dodgers' victory.
Dodgers! World Series bound! So awesome @Dodgers— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) October 20, 2017
On to the World Series!!! First time since '88. Extra proud to be an Angeleno today. #Dodgers ⚾️--— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) October 20, 2017
Congratulations @Dodgers !!!----— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) October 20, 2017
Dodgers2017---- pic.twitter.com/4O0WgeFYRm— Cat Scully (@cattherealtor) October 20, 2017
Congratulations to the new champions of the National League. pic.twitter.com/RXMVllCgUE— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 20, 2017
#Dodgers owner Mark Walter promised Kiké Hernandez a donation of $1 million for Puerto Rican Hurricane relief if he got on-base twice.— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) October 20, 2017
A year ago, Kike Hernandez stopped enjoying baseball. His father was battling cancer. He was struggling on the field...— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) October 20, 2017
This year, he lost his grandfather. Days later the hurricane slammed his home country of Puerto Rico.— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) October 20, 2017
His dad, cancer-free, is at Wrigley watching him have the night of his life. That smile on Kike's face is about a whole lot more than 2 HRs.— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) October 20, 2017
Magic Johnson continues to celebrate as the Dodgers take a 9-0 lead in the NLCS. pic.twitter.com/feW8bqZYV6— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) October 20, 2017
Time for some deep dish pizza folks! Gonna be a loooooooooong night in Chicago @Dodgers— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) October 20, 2017
“I’m Rob Lowe, and I approve tonight’s @Dodgers lineup.”— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) October 20, 2017
Congrats @Dodgers. Go represent the NL w pride.— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) October 20, 2017
The @Dodgers are so balanced, that they’re like a five-tool player packed in one team— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) October 20, 2017
29 Years Later, the Dodgers are once again in the World Series... pic.twitter.com/YXyWGhSaQ3— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 20, 2017
Wow! The @Dodgers made me so happy tonight. I was 5 on my parents brown couch watching Kirk Gipson’s HR. We will be at Game 1!!!!!— Matt Leinart (@MattLeinartQB) October 20, 2017