Kelly, it seems, made a habit of being the last player standing at attention after the national anthem.
"Apparently, they caught on to it, and he didn't leave. So we stood there for a while," Kelly said of Van Slyke. "It was fun."
Kelly actually moved around some, while Van Slyke stood frozen. Umpire Greg Gibson shooed both into their dugouts with
"It just happened," said Van Slyke, who doesn't know Kelly and doubted he had ever spoken to him. "It was something fun to start the game off."
It was the Dodgers' only win of the night.
The Cardinals won the game, 9-0, advancing to the
Van Slyke didn't play.