Dickerson On Dodgers' Game 5 Loss: "You Could Hear A Pin Drop"

Former MLB outfielder Chris Dickerson shared his thoughts on the Yankees and Dodgers, among other topics

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
October 11, 2019 - 10:00 am
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Former MLB outfielder Chris Dickerson dropped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss his career, the MLB playoffs, and his fight against osteoarthritis, among other topics.

Dickerson, 37, played in the major leagues from 2008 to 2014, suiting up for the Reds, Brewers, Yankees, Orioles and Indians. He helped the Yankees to AL East titles in 2011 and 2012.

“It’s an exciting time,” Dickerson said of postseason baseball on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “You go into the season hoping for a chance to have that opportunity, but I noticed that it was just a completely different atmosphere and a different mindset in New York. You expect to be there in October. It’s not even a matter of getting there; it’s, how far are we going to go?”

The Yankees won the AL East this season for the first time since Dickerson donned the pinstripes.

“It’s kind of cool to watch all these celebrations that happened last week and to see what’s transpired now, especially with the Yankees,” he said. “The course they’ve taken this year is truly exceptional. The way that they’ve been able to manage one of the greatest seasons ever . . . for those guys to come up from the minor league system to do what they did is absolutely exceptional.”

The Yankees will face the Astros in the ALCS.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, saw their season end in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday, losing to the Nationals 7-3 in Game 5 of the ALDS. Clayton Kershaw’s postseason struggles continued, as he gave up a pair of eighth-inning home runs that allowed Washington to get back in the game and ultimately win it in extras.

“You could hear a pin drop,” said Dickerson, who was born and raised in Los Angeles and watched the game with Dodgers fans. “It was a feeling of an entire population just being mortified of what just occurred. . . . To see the Kershaw meltdown year after year in person . . . it was genuine disgust, it was genuine disappointment, and all the air was completely removed out of the entire building. It was crazy.”