No other sport celebrates playoff berths like Major League Baseball. On Thursday the L.A. Dodgers proved that sometimes it's preferable to clinch a division title on the road. Why? Because sometimes even your home stadium doesn't have the proper amenities. If the Dodgers had clinched against the San Francisco Giants, they probably would have grabbed an oar and gone paddling into McCovey Cove. If this were the Oakland A's stadium, they probably would have gotten the heck out of dodge.
After clinching their NL West title on the road against their desert division rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks, their celebration spilled out of the clubhouse and into the Chase Field pool. Needless to say, the Dbacks didn't take too kindly to the Dodgers jumping into their pool with sweaty jerseys on.
“I think it’s tired and disrespectful,” D-backs infielder Willie Bloomquist said, according ArizonaSports.com. “It’s surprising because they have a lot of veteran guys on that team that I thought were classier than that. But there’s a fine line between going overboard at someone else’s place and doing that, I think.
“But what are we going to do about it? There’s not much we can do about it now,” Bloomquist said. “They’ve clinched the division this year, but if that’s how they’re going to act and be classless, that’s their gig, that’s their clubhouse. I just think it’s disrespectful and classless.”
After enjoying all of their celebratory libations, you already know at least one of their players thought of relieving himself thinking nobody would notice. This isn't a public pool and that would be classless. Just for good measure though, that water should be drained overnight.