Last night when I found out about this, I wasn’t too sure how I should react to it. Now almost a day later, I still can’t put my finger on it.
Even after being told not to celebrate on the field, the players decided to celebrate in the outfield pool. Some say it’s disrespectful to the Diamondbacks and I agree. The pool is not for the Dodgers. It’s part of the team’s identity and the Dodgers just invaded it to celebrate. In that sense, it should not have been done.
But if I take a look at the Dodgers’ side of things. After all they’ve been through this year, I understand their need to celebrate it. It wasn’t the best choice to go to the pool, but it’s not that big of a deal. Maybe it’s the fan reaction that is getting people all worked up.
Honestly, Brandon McCarthy had the best solution to this: