Dodgers Clinch NL West, Celebrate With A Swim In D-Backs Pool

Dodgers Clinch NL West, Celebrate With A Swim In D-Backs Pool

The Los Angeles Dodgers started out this season in a bad place. At one point, it even looked like their coach, Don Mattingly, was on his way out the door. After a huge turn-around, the Dodgers are in the playoffs after clinching the NL West with a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. They were understandably excited, but they were playing in Arizona, so Diamondbacks management asked the team not to celebrate using the in-ground pool that sits in Chase Fields outfield.

The Dodgers didn't listen.

And it wasn't just one, there were a bunch, including Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, Skip Schumaker, Juan Uribe, Adrian Gonzalez, Kenley Jansen, Michael Young, and more. It was a scene that you would expect from a beer-league softball team, but not from a team in Major League Baseball. But it looked like a lot of fun, so we would have probably joined if we were there.

The D-Backs, fans, and Phoenix media didn't think it was funny though. In fact, D-Backs utility player Willie Bloomquist had some pretty harsh words for the Dodgers:

Not everyone hated it though, and D-Backs pitcher Brandon McCarthy put a good spin on it:

That's right, whether you like it or not, focus on winning your division and you won't have to worry about things like this happening.

What do you think; Classless or fun? Check out the video below.

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