Every party has a pooper, that’s why we invited you, party pooper, party pooper …
Ah, some of the Diamondbacks were upset that half the Dodgers’ team came back onto the field after clinching the National League West championship and jumped in their outfield pool?
And isn’t that just too bad?
“They clinched the division this year so if that’s how they’re going to act and be classless, that’s their clubhouse,” said Diamondbacks infielder Willie Bloomquist.
Yes, the Dodgers violated that age-old unwritten baseball rule: Never pee the other team’s pool.
“I would expect them to act with a little more class than they did,” Bloomquist said. “I doubt the New York Yankees would do something like that.”
Listen, the Dodgers earned the right to celebrate. Win and you party. Wherever you are. They climbed the outfield wall, jumped in the pool and acted like a bunch of 12-year-olds. I thought it was great. Is that pool some kind of hallowed Diamondbacks ground -- or water?
If the Diamondbacks are really going to get their panties in a bunch over this, then I have two suggestions: 1) Don’t build a pool in your ballpark, and 2) don’t let the other team clinch on your field.
Even the Arizona Republic felt this monumental slight, writing in an editorial: “Congratulations are in order. Even to a bunch as classless as the Los Angeles Dodgers, the first players not wearing Diamondbacks uniforms to celebrate a championship by diving into the Chase Field pool.”
The Dodgers seemed too busy making merry to worry about the great indignity of jumping in the pool.
“I’m sorry they feel that way,” said Clayton Kershaw. “We didn’t mean any disrespect towards them. We’re just trying to enjoy our good season. For me, if they were celebrating at our home field, they would have the right to do whatever they wanted.”
Not all the Diamondbacks were offended. Arizona right-hander Brandon McCarthy tweeted: “Celebrating is fun. I don’t care how and where you do it. Only thing to care about is what we need to do to celebrate in our pool next year.”
A regular voice of reason. Maybe the Diamondbacks can sear the image of the Dodgers’ celebrating in the Chase Field pool and use it as inspiration all winter. Then later, they can thank them, win at Dodger Stadium and then go riot at the 76 station.
Pretty sure the Dodgers would get over it.