The Los Angeles Dodgers caused a controversy when they jumped into the swimming pool beyond the fence at Chase Field after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks to clinch the NL West last week.
D-backs infielder Willie Bloomquist ripped the Dodgers, calling their celebration “disrespectful and classless.” We agreed with him that the celebration was classless, but we didn’t realize the Dodgers took it as far as they supposedly did.
Tony Jackson, a veteran sports writer who covered the Dodgers for the LA Daily News and ESPN Los Angeles, wrote on his new Dodgers website Dodgerscribe.com, that at least one Dodgers player urinated in the pool and bragged about it.
… it has come to my attention that one of the Dodgers players who jumped in the pool — and I will do him the favor of leaving his name out of this for now — openly and loudly bragged after leaving the pool about having urinated in it.
There also are indications that MULTIPLE Dodgers players urinated into the pool, but I can’t tell you that with any certainty. It’s just what I’ve heard.
Given that some players committed the disrespectful act of splashing around in Arizona’s pool, it shouldn’t be too surprising that they went the extra mile by leaving behind some bodily fluid. Jackson ripped the players for being disrespectful and pointed to the team’s history as being a classy organization.
I don’t know if I would tie this back to class acts like Jackie Robinson, but I certainly think the Dodgers had a right to go crazy during their celebration. They just shouldn’t have taken it as far as they did. That was disrespectful.