The Los Angeles Dodgers capped off a topsy-turvy regular season that saw them go from last place to first place in the NL West with a 7-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The win clinched a playoff seed for L.A.’s only real baseball team, and gave them their first division title in three years.
Giddy over what they had achieved, particularly given all the early-season obstacles and doubt that they had to overcome en route to getting to this point, the Dodgers celebrated their accomplishment by jumping into the pool at Chase Field.
It looked as innocent as it sounds. Check it out for yourselves:
Naturally, this turned into a thing. Larry Brown Sports was kind enough to compile two of the dumber comments to come from the Diamondbacks in the aftermath:
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“I think it’s tired and disrespectful,” Bloomquist said, via 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,” he added. “But what are we going to do about it? There’s not much we can do about it now. 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.”
D-backs president Derrick Hall took the high road.
“I could call it disrespectful and classless, but they don’t have a beautiful pool at their old park and must have really wanted to see what one was like.”
Yup, exactly. Sure the Dodgers were excited about making the postseason and winning a division title yesterday, but then when the reality sunk in that they don’t have a “beautiful pool at their old park,” all the joy immediately disappeared and depression sunk in.