The Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight and the family dog don’t see eye to eye when it comes to Major League Baseball. Or call it snout to snout.
And that could be a problem when the World Series starts. But put a caveat next to could.
Knight posted a photo of himself wearing a Los Angeles Dodgers jacket. Meanwhile, his dog was sporting a Boston Red Sox sweater.
“You can take the girl out of Boston,” The Brady Bunch star said. “But can’t take the Boston out of the girl! Fine for now, but if we meet in the World Series… things get real – GO DODGERS!!!”
Maybe neither team will make it to the World Series. Knight’s Dodgers are down two games to one to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series. And the Red Sox are tied 2-2 with the Houston Astros for the American League pennant. The World Series is set to start Oct. 26.
If you’re a Brady Bunch fan, maybe you’ll remember that one famous Dodger guest-starred in the series. Pitcher Don Drysdale was part of the Brady Bunch season two premiere. The episode was called The Dropout and it ran, Sept. 25, 1970.
Maybe Knight Found His Love for Dodgers During a Brady Bunch Episode
As the plot goes, Drysdale is a client of Mike Brady’s. Mike decides to bring the baseball star home to meet his sons, who geek out over meeting Drysdale. And why not? Remember when you were in grade school? How would you react at meeting a sports legend. Channel that feeling. Maybe that’s where Knight first got his love of the Dodgers.
But this Brady Bunch episode was very Greg-centric. Drysdale told Greg he could be a fabulous pro prospect as a pitcher. So Greg decided to devote his life to baseball. Greg even thinks about dropping out of school. After all, you don’t need an education if you’re making a ton of money as a pro player, right? So Mike invites Drysdale back to discuss the rigors of traveling. He talked up his college degree. Drysdale said some of his minor league teammates never made it to the Majors, so they needed education as a fall back. It was all very Brady Bunch.
Alas, being on the field finally got Greg’s attention. In one of his Pony League games, Greg allowed 12 runs. Brady Bunch lesson of the week? It’s OK to focus on sports, so long as its not the only thing in your life.
Now, let’s bring it current to Christopher Knight and his dog. Acting doesn’t pay all the bills anymore. In his post-Brady Bunch days, Knight owns his own furniture and design company, which features the Christopher Knight Home Collection. You might’ve spotted some of his patio pieces when Oprah Winfrey interviewed Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, earlier this year.
And part of Knight’s collection features dog beds. Canines probably sleep very well at his household, even if th dog cheers for the wrong team.