It Takes Two

It Takes Two

The Dodgers must feel like they got into Doc Browns Delorean a week or so ago and emerged back in May 2013.  The beautiful coach is back to a pumpkin, the proud white stallions are back to their true identities as field mice, and the Karl Hubenthal drawing of the powerful he-man with a cleft chin and barrel chest is now back to the iconic image of the Brooklyn Bum.

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The Dodgers of the fantastic winning streak after the All Star Game are back to playing like they did when mired in the cellar a few months ago.  But, apart from the 19-3 beat-down at the hands of the Giants, the majority of the losses during this losing streak have been low scoring games decided by one run.

While it takes a 25 man team (except for September) to win a division title, the Dodgers have had to contend with a multitude of injuries to their key players, including the starting outfielders:  Hanley Ramirez (pinched nerve in neck causing hamstring pain), Carl Crawford (back), Andre Ethier (ankle) and Yasiel Puig (?).  Ironically, Matt Kemp, who has missed most of the season, most recently with the ankle and hamstring injuries, could be the healthiest of them all.  He is likely to be activated before tonight’s game.

Two seems to be a theme in many songs and sayings in our culture: “It Takes Two”, “Tea for Two”, “Just the Two of Us”, and other songs, “Two’s company, three’s a crowd” and other sayings.  Tony Jackson reminded us in his DodgerScribe blog that the Magic Number is not four, but two as we go head to head against the Snakes.  Each game that the Dodgers win against Arizona results in a two game subtraction from the Magic Number.

It’s time for this year’s version of “The Stuntmen” to step up the plate literally and figuratively, suck it up, and get the job done and get the Dodgers back to winning.  After all, it only takes two.

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215 Responses to It Takes Two

  1. Hi Everybody
    Can we get a couple of games closer tonight?

  2. kahliforni says:

    Kemp activated…YEAH!!!!!

  3. Dodger4life says:

    I too, am now spoiled… I ordered MLBTV for the rest of the season today. So, I have Vinny. 🙂
    .
    I am also glad to see Kemp activated again!!

  4. They better not pitch to Goldschmidt any more tonight.

  5. kahliforni says:

    Trouble with Kemp being activated, though, is that he’s not playing. So if he can’t beat Buss to the starting line-up, then he must still be hurting, so why activate him? Ahhhhhh, the logic of it all??!?!?!?!?

    • trublu4ever says:

      He is supposed to pinch hit tonight….see how it goes for tomorrow.

    • Dodger4life says:

      Tony Jackson reported that Kemp was having trouble rounding second base. He said he took unusual steps in making the turn.

      That while they are in Arizona he will go to CBR and get his simulated at bats. And can be used as a pinch hitter.

  6. Dodger4life says:

    Rally Time Boy’s!! Rally Time!!

  7. trublu4ever says:

    Good grief! Only 1 run out of that!!!!

  8. grizzy says:

    1 and 1 only.

  9. kahliforni says:

    What you see is what you are going to get from the bench in the playoffs, clutch-hitting wise…which is very un-clutch. Scrappy little journeymen, that’s all they are.

  10. trublu4ever says:

    Poor Ryu deserves better than this crap!

  11. 32and53fan says:

    It is pretty bad when your pitcher throws six innings, gives up only one hit, and your team can’t score enough to be winning. The RISP is really sucking again.

  12. Could it be they’re nervous or distracted by the fact that they are so close to clinching?

  13. kahliforni says:

    Please no A.J. Ellis…pinch hit Kemp.

  14. crash24now says:

    Kemp is not yet ready for prime time.

    Who here believes we will win the division?

    • Dodger4life says:

      We will win the division, the core group will set the tone on offense and the pitching will return to being a dominate force. And everyone will return to having fun again…

    • Well it would be a real embarrasment if we don’t win the division. It’s hard to get over blowing a 13 1/2 game lead as many of us know.

  15. Dodger4life says:

    Ryu threw one bad pitch and it cost us. I agree with kahli that these guys are too passive. Puig when he first came up was aggressive, but he sure didn’t look like that this evening. Kemp wasn’t as patient in his lone at bat, as he was when he was in the zone. But he got his feet wet again so to speak. Ryu looked good, and that at least is a step in the right direction.

    • kahliforni says:

      Kemp’s stance looked funny to me…more hunched over than I remember. Anyway, terrible game. No excuse. If this team can’t win without Hanley Ramirez then they are paper tigers.

      • Dodger4life says:

        He looked a lot closer to the plate to me… But, I agree something was different??

        • Dodger4life says:

          I went back and viewed it against an older swing on Youtube cause I seen something as well… It is hard to say for sure with the camera angles but he seemed to be hunched over a bit as you say kahli. His elbow was directly above the inside of the plate tonight and his spine angle looked to be lower.

          • Dodger4life says:

            When he was in the groove, he wasn’t chasing pitches off the plate. He was asserting more discipline than he had been in the past. Tonight he looked anxious, as he almost chased the third pitch that was way outside, and did chase the fourth pitch that was also off the plate to the outside.

  16. crash24now says:

    Four game losing streak and only twelve games left.

  17. Dodger4life says:

    Greinke and Kershaw coming up… We just need to get some hits and a win. Start having fun again and ride that wave… The locker room has been less than jubilant during these loses, from what has been reported. Hanley, Puig and Dre, as well as Kemp when right, are game changers, these guys need to get healthy and get going. We have seen what can happen when they do.

  18. Dodger4life says:

    We play another game tomorrow and as I have heard it said here time and time again, getting the ball rolling at the right time, is more than half the battle.

  19. 32and53fan says:

    Looks like the aggressive Kung Fu kitty in midair in the post picture is the Diamondbacks while the Dodgers kitten is just standing there trying to figure out what is going on.

    C’mon Dodgers… Just win two f’ing games. How hard can that be?

  20. grizzy says:

    For me the season has gone full circle: from expecting them to lose, to hoping they will win, to expecting them to win, back to hoping, and expecting them to lose. Same story. We need the every day players to get healthy. And fast.

  21. JHallWally says:

    Good Grief!!!! 0 for 8 with RISP. One knock and we take this game… Unacceptable……………..

    • JHallWally says:

      And Dildon proved he is an inept dildo in the 9th… Asking Uribe to bunt.. Geez!!! At least if we go down, hopefully, Nedcompoop and Dildon are out the door…. Good Grief!!!

  22. kahliforni says:

    “It’s hard to win in September.”

    Inspiring, dynamic, determined………………. Nothing says leadership like giving your team a convenient cop out.

  23. koufax1963 says:

    I think it was unfair, not positioning kemp for success by having him PH in that situation, heck let Ryu hit! Kemp should of started and get his first looks and last swings over the course of the whole game, Donnie is like looking for supernatural swing, instead grooming kemp for success. I just want a split, we have the best pitchers going, Kershaw is even getting an extra day rest?, but at the expense of not using nolasco( which I could understand) but fife put time in that same horrid day and may not be any better. Is hitting a lost art for the dodgers? Good news: Ryu seems well, and tonight we can win! GO Dodgers!

  24. lbirken says:

    I had posted a few days ago that the Dodgers overcame numerous injuries that led to the horrible first few months of the season. That was before the latest string of (mostly) close losses. The energy and magic that led to the fantastic post All Star game string is a thing of the past. This is not what we hoped for going into September so we remain hopeful somehow the Dodgers will find winning ways. My biggest concern is that the Dodgers continue to lose games when Kershaw and Grienke start games while the starters (save for Ryu last night) cannot go deep into games. Has the team hit a wall? Let’s hope not.

    • kahliforni says:

      From 42-8 to 3-9. Baseball is a game of grinding consistency. I still have major reservations about this team’s dugout leadership. I know I sound like Chicken Little, but I’ve had reservations ever since Torre came to town, and his hand-picked successor has done nothing to allay my fears. 25 years and counting…

      • enchantedbeaver says:

        Not to be a downer Kahli, but with Donnie at the helm, it’ll be 26 and counting. There’s no W in Mattingley.

        • Dodger4life says:

          There’s a W in Scotch Whisky

          • kahliforni says:

            There’s also a W in Wallach…talking heads on radio were dissecting Mattingley’s claim that it’s “hard to win in September.” They found that the average winning pct. in September for the past five World Champions was something like .650+…so if the division is all Mattingley wants, then he’s OK. Doubt the Guggenheimers feel the same way, though.

          • Dodger4life says:

            We shall see what happens soon enough. In the meantime, I have no qualms with the W in Wallach, nor the W in Whisky.

            I do hope these guys win it all this season.

            I’ll enjoy next season the same way, hoping they win another, regardless of who is at the helm.

  25. Dodger4life says:

    Rise up this mornin’,
    Smiled with the risin’ sun,
    Three little birds
    Pitch by my doorstep
    Singin’ sweet songs
    Of melodies pure and true,
    Sayin’, (“This is my message to you-ou-ou:”)

  26. koufax1963 says:

    Regarding Donnie, he looks good when the dodgers are winning, that was July and August, team performed, but when Dodgers are losing, and the way they lose, exposes is lack of intuition, savvy and knowledge “to position the team for success”; remember when donnie admitted Kasten told him “some things have to change” in late May.
    Is the line up known for tonight?

  27. Hi Everybody
    Here we go again.
    This time carrying Matt Kemp in the lineup.
    Good Luck Dodgers.

  28. O.K. Matty
    Nice two run double.

  29. trublu4ever says:

    Welcome back Matty! Way to go!

  30. Nice Blast from Uribe
    Good start guys.

  31. Greinke needs to shut the D’backs down in this inning.

  32. trublu4ever says:

    YO…ADRIAN!

  33. Matt really hit that well.

  34. koufax1963 says:

    Wow! This is the way I like it, I smell Magic 2! so nice to see the offense, with kemp back no doubt!

    • trublu4ever says:

      Everyone talks about Puig but, Hanley is the spark as far as I’m concerned.

      • JHallWally says:

        Spot on Tru… Hanley makes this team go.. We need him healthy and productive in the playoffs or we are toast..

        • trublu4ever says:

          Yes, we do need him healthy. I know everyone is high on Puig but, to be serious, in the playoffs, he can be a huge problem….striking out way too much, still making dumb plays non the field and, when you get to the post season, we will be facing type A pitchers….so, I would prefer, CC, Matty & Dre in the field and use Puig off the bench.

  35. grizzy says:

    Better! Pour it on!

  36. Nice hit down the line for M. Ellis for another run. YES.

  37. koufax1963 says:

    This team is dangerous! and I mean that in a good way. What I see tonight is patient at bats, to get the hit or even surprise the walk, and how many times a walk burns the other team? Ill excuse A-gons pop foul there, an abertion, Im sure!

  38. lbirken says:

    Nice to see Hanley and Matt contributing tonight. Do you think Kershaw and Ryu wonder why runs are so scarce when they pitch?

  39. 32and53fan says:

    I guess it is time for me to turn on my TV and DVR and see what’s happening. From your comments, it looks like this might be a happy night.

  40. Greinke doesn’t look to sharp.

  41. A good inning for J.P. If we can’t score anymore I hope we hold on.

  42. It’s no coincidence that the team has gelled once more (and hopefully for more than one game) now that Hanley’s back.

  43. trublu4ever says:

    I see BelliSORRYo still sucks!

  44. lbirken says:

    9-3 lead and Jansen gives up a walk. Argh……

  45. Magic number is now 2. I didn’t think my nails could stand any more nibbles 🙂

    • trublu4ever says:

      I know! 🙂

    • Dodger4life says:

      Ellie Rodriguez (1976)
      Orlando Alvarez (1973-1975)
      Paul Powell (1973)
      Bobby Valentine (1969-1972)
      Zoilo Versalles (1968)
      Dick Schofield (1966-1967)
      Bart Shirley (1966)
      Don Demeter (1959-1960)
      Randy Jackson (1956-1958)
      Bobby Morgan (1950-1953)
      Leo Durocher (1938-1945)
      Jim Bucher (1934-1937)
      Joe Judge (1933)
      Neal Finn (1932)

  46. TWO to GO. 1 if we do it here.

  47. lbirken says:

    Long game but it was worth it to see the “good” Dodgers again.

  48. JHallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo, win streak… Kemp is back….. If this team is healthy, they can beat anyone…. Let’s go Dodgers!!!!!!!

  49. grizzy says:

    Assuming everybody is healthy come the playoffs, who plays left field? I think the Dodgers owe Ethier something for the way he moved over to center and held that down, but Crawford is the closet thing to a lead off hitter we’ve got. It will probably come down to who actually is ready to play or those “match-ups”.

    • It definately will be very interesting to see how Mattingly will work the outfield once Ethier and Crawford are back. I’m sure Mattingly will juggle the players around, in and out of the lineup as he has been doing. I don’t think the players themselves will like it but I’ll be happy not to see anyone be traded away, if that is at all possible.

    • kahliforni says:

      Crawford is made of crystal…Ethier is a stud, a home run threat, and a clutch hitter. Bat him 2nd, like when he fronted Manny; he’ll rake.

      • trublu4ever says:

        I agree!

      • lbirken says:

        The problem is disrupting what has worked for a long time but with a healthy Etheir in left, a healthy Kemp in center and whatever condition Puig is in at the time it would give the Dodgers three good to great arms in the outfield. When has that happened? Of course, asking Ethier to move to left could be an issue since he has been so good in center in place of Kemp.

        • kahliforni says:

          lbirk…I thought about that, and I feel a short-term (playoffs) solution would be to keep Ethier in center (again, for the short term) to help alleviate continuing leg problems for Kemp. And anyone who wants to run on Kemp on a base hit to left, good luck.

  50. grizzy says:

    I also like the idea of him batting second.

    • kahliforni says:

      Yeah, grizzy. Ethier’s greatest years came batting second in front of Manny…heck, he even hit lefties. And right now, Ramirez II is every bit as scary as Ramirez I, so that would mean more fastballs for Ethier.

  51. grizzy says:

    Having Kemp in left is a good idea, less stress on the hammy and ankle. The batting order is an intriguing proposition. Some how I really like the idea of Uribe lurking around the bottom.

    • lbirken says:

      For some reason, I did not consider Kemp for left but it does make sense. It still gives the Dodgers three strong arms in the outfield. I also have no problem batting Andre second accept for giving up some speed in front of Agon and where you would place Mark Ellis.

  52. koufax1963 says:

    Since we are on the subject, It seems that Puig does not thrive in the lead off spot, don’t know why, but Puig has much to learn, and in playoff games the simple gaffe can change a game (you remember holiday’s missed catch of loney’s “3rd out” in2010), I’m not saying don’t play Puig, but I want him productive and the lead off spot isn’t happening for him. Perhaps Ellis there if Crawford can’t . This is fun!

  53. lbirken says:

    Puig presents a big challenge to Donnie and even the fans. He is definitely an exciting player and can certainly change a game but is just too undisciplined for leadoff. Right now he seems to swing for the fence on every at bat but he has taken a big walk now and then. It does appear he is trying too hard. He has a lot of confidence and he plays hard, sometimes too hard. But can you really sit him with what he potentially can do? Glad I don’t have to make this call.

  54. O.K.
    Let’s go for the clincher.

  55. trublu4ever says:

    Damn, Yasiel!

  56. lbirken says:

    Not a very good start to what could be a big game. The Dodgers are asking a lot out of Fife and it looks as if the offense will have to produce a bunch of runs tonight.

  57. Fife is exactly what I expected him to be – another flash in the pan like Ely. Once he’d gone through the league a time or two they’ve figured him out. He’s basically a right handed Lilly. He pretty much had his day in the sun, and the sun is now setting.

  58. The way I see it, the only way to pitch to Goldschmidt is to walk him. But happily, Marmol, of all the pitchers, actually struck him out. This game of baseball constantly amazes me 🙂

  59. Puig made up for his baserunning blunder.

  60. lbirken says:

    Rally time?

  61. Looking good so far in the fourth.

  62. At least we cut the lead in half.

  63. The DBacks may start taking exception to all the HBP’s we’re racking up.

  64. koufax1963 says:

    I can feel the awesomeness of this team! GO GO DODGERS!

  65. Dodger4life says:

    We are going to win this game!!

  66. lbirken says:

    Can things get any more bizarre for the Dodgers? What looks like a bad call at home and Agon getting ejected from clear across the diamond? Oh my.

  67. Nice clutch hit for Fedex.

  68. trublu4ever says:

    KABOOM!

  69. crash24now says:

    Implosion! Try again tomorrow.

  70. I don’t think it will happen tonight.

  71. crash24now says:

    Magic number is still 2. Dodgers can get it done tomorrow afternoon in Arizona.

  72. koufax1963 says:

    I think back to puig getting thrown out at 2nd in the first…….

  73. lbirken says:

    The Diamondbacks just don’t want the Dodgers to clinch in their home park and the Dodgers seem to be cooperating.

  74. koufax1963 says:

    My concern is Donnie again, he uses Paco and belisario too much, it’s obvious Beli is more effective with a days rest between use. He didn’t look sharp from the start and he hung him out.

  75. trublu4ever says:

    We need to win today and put an end to this madness…..I really don’t want to put my faith in Volquez on Friday….he’s bad enough already but, our dear Donnie, is going to put him out there with a blister!

    • I agree Tru, I can’t wait to play some meaningless games.

      • This is unfortunately too true. But let’s face it, when the manager says that it’s hard to win in September, what else can the team believe? But we all know that Donnie Dumbf*ck is all about mixing and matching and stats – so why didn’t he know that statistics clearly state that teams DO win in September? Sometimes he really pisses me off – and today’s that day. BTW, I also hate his lineup for today. Ok, I’m done for now 🙂

  76. kahliforni says:

    I know I’m not the biggest Mattingley fan, but I do understand the need to get guys healthy. What I don’t understand is how the “2nd brigade” of players can play so poorly. These guys are supposed to be Ned’s super bench players and bullpen. I beginning to have zero confidence in these players being able to handle playoff pressure. I mean, these heroes can’t even clinch a division with a huge lead…?!?!?!

  77. koufax1963 says:

    Do we agree this 2013 team is superior to the 2008/2009 model, that we expect them to go deeper in the play offs? I do, when healthy, and Donnie thinks that to, so not getting to the WS would be disappointing, not winning the division series, may be grounds for replacement of MGR, not winning the division would be grounds for firing the MGR, perhaps even more severe! Let’s see how today plays out, if this team can’t win without Hanley in the line up, then the dodgers have serious trouble. I would imagine A-Gon, if in the line up, will have some crushing swings. Today is the first day of the rest of the season, make it count, GO DODGERS!!

  78. Hi Everybody
    Let us__T__R__Y___ER__GEN.

  79. koufax1963 says:

    Oh come on, A-Gon on the bench, what so he doesn’t talk to the umpires? Hairston better have a career day.

  80. trublu4ever says:

    Damn!

  81. One thing for sure, The D’backs won’t make it easy.

  82. I knew it would be a tough game but not this tough.

  83. koufax1963 says:

    what is really unfortunate, nolasco cant be used in the post season. This is two in a row he has been shelled

  84. I see Donnie has the boys fired up again today.

    No way this team makes it out of the first round. Absolutely, positively, no way. Kershaw, Greinke, doesn’t matter. I guarantee it.

    They should be playing some of their best ball right now. The Cards and Reds are. Instead they’re playing flat, uninspired and downright gruesome Donnieball. There’s no difference between these guys and what we saw in May except some of the names. Donnie has no clue, and would get out-managed by a cucumber at this point let alone another playoff manager.

  85. lbirken says:

    Even Vinny sounds disappointed and discouraged about what has been going on in this series and the last two weeks.

    • And it all started with Donnie’s giveaway ballgame in Colorado. Before that they were on a 6-game winning streak. That was the game he basically told the team we aren’t going to play to win anymore, and they haven’t since.

      Tough to win in September? You bet when you don’t even try. Great message to send to the players heading into the playoffs. Tough to win in September? Then it must be downright impossible in October.

  86. messagebear says:

    Well, Nolasco put up quite a spurt when he first came to us – looking for that big contract was probably part of the reason. It’s unfortunate that his real colors are beginning to show, or maybe fade is the right term. Right now, after Kersh and Greinke there’s really no solid #3 for the post-season, and the team is again basically flat – just like Donnie. So, we’ll make it into the playoffs and probably depart quickly against one of the good teams. I still say that Ned and Donnie should then depart as well, but I’m pretty sure that Kasten will have a different opinion, just as Plashke now seems to have developed.

  87. kahliforni says:

    I was honestly astounded when on last night’s broadcast they asked texters to vote for NL Manager of the Year…and DM won in a landslide. So I’m obviously missing something…

  88. grizzy says:

    Just what is it going to take to put this puppy away? This is getting a little drawn suit me.

  89. lbirken says:

    Vinny, please stop reminding me the Dodgers drafted Goldschmidt but could not sign him.

  90. So here we are, down 6-5. Of course, Donnie MUST put League in to pitch in an extremely critical situation. Think he’ll EVER get it that League CAN’T pitch well at times like these? More than one inning – them BOOM! Betcha . . . . and I do hope I’m wrong.

  91. I C U, Hanley!! Wow!!!!!

  92. HANRAM AGAIN SCORE TIED.

  93. lbirken says:

    Glad Hanley showed up today.

  94. kahliforni says:

    Someone not name Hanley Ramirez needs to clutch up and clinch this division NOW.

  95. lbirken says:

    So many wild pitches the past few seasons.

  96. All right, AJ! Someone other than Hanley does it.

  97. Can we even think the word “rally” now . . . or is it too soon?

  98. trublu4ever says:

    Thank you, AJ.!

  99. 32and53fan says:

    As Kevin Kennedy says, this could be the game changing moment. Keep it going.

  100. kahliforni says:

    Wilson, then Jansen?

  101. We need to put a zero up right here.

  102. lbirken says:

    Puig has become an out machine lately. Hope this is just one of those “things”.

  103. C’mon Brian – make it happen!

  104. kahliforni says:

    Beard is, and has always been, a stud.

  105. trublu4ever says:

    I think Brian has earned the right to be our set-up guy.

    • lbirken says:

      Without a doubt but it is ironic we are all rooting for a guy we “hated” not that long ago. As Vinny says, this game will drive you crazy.

  106. crash24now says:

    This could be it – come on, Jansen!

  107. kahliforni says:

    Glory hallelujah!!!!…these past few weeks have been like pulling wisdom teeth with only a bottle of red eye for anesthesia.

  108. trublu4ever says:

    Wow!

  109. nellyjune says:

    National League Western Division Title!!!! I got back into the classroom to listen to the last two innings. Way to go Dodgers!!

  110. DODGERS N.L.WEST CHAMPIONS!!!!!!

  111. koufax1963 says:

    Ya baby, let the party start. Shots?

  112. lbirken says:

    Nice to see the Dodgers celebrate but as far as I am concerned, all they won was a spot in a 5 game playoff series. If they are as prepared for that as they seem to be for the celebration in the clubhouse (witness the goggles some players are wearing), then all will be well.

  113. 32and53fan says:

    Congratulations Dodgers… and OTD peeps for keeping the faith!

  114. lbirken says:

    Hilarious watching Dodger players sprint across the field toward the pool in right field, jump the fence and jump in the pool in uniform. I pity the equipment guys who have to handle the uniforms.

  115. lbirken says:

    Punto on not wearing goggles in the clubhouse with the champagne and such all over: “I want to feel the burn and I never get tired of it”.

  116. lbirken says:

    Matt Kemp: “It is not how you start but how you finish”.

  117. It’s a great day to be a Dodger fan! Looking forward to more!!

  118. crash24now says:

    Honeycutt confirmed that Kershaw will be #1, followed by Greinke #2 in the playoffs.

  119. grizzy says:

    My mother and both of my sisters are D-backs fans. I can’t help but hope they enjoyed the pool party as much as Bloomquist.

  120. Dodger4life says:

    Morning everyone…
    .
    I’m glad to see we wrapped up the division, yesterday.

    On a not so bright note. I somehow managed to spill Kool-Aid on my keyboard the other night, so it is on the DL. Funny though everything else works, I just can’t type… (I borrowed a pc this morning).

    I’ll be around at game time from here on out… That is my allotted time on the house pc.

    I agree that Ryu, should be our #3. I also agree that Hanley is the spark.

    Have a nice day, y’all…

  121. JhallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo, NL West Championship….
    Congratulations Dodgers….

    Now the real task is at hand and the real hard work begins. Bringing home the WS trophey after 25 long years.

  122. lbirken says:

    So Arizona fans are upset the Dodgers took a victory dip in the pool? While I can understand fans being upset, I do not believe the Dodgers did so out of disrespect for the D’backs. In fact, every player interviewed after the game had nothing but good things to say about the Diamondbacks, even calling them a playoff team.

    But D’backs fans, you have a great big stadium that offers the best of both worlds with the retractable roof and actual grass. I have been there and it was a better than I expected. You have a good team managed by someone revered by Dodger fans. So rather than be bothered by the Dodgers soiling your pool, doesn’t it bother you that you have a pool in the stadium in the first place? Don’t get me wrong, it is a great talking point and people seem to enjoy using the pool during games. But it doesn’t it bother you your stadium has lots of space inside for people to go if they don’t want to actually watch the game? Oh, I forgot, you only average 25K fans anyway. The Dodgers have that many fans still in the parking lot an hour after a game.

    So rather than being upset the Dodgers celebrated in your house, you should be upset you gave up a big lead earlier in the season. Did the Dodgers overdo things a bit? Perhaps. But with the season these players endured, it should not be too surprising they wanted to let off a little steam and the pool was just too much to resist.

    • lbirken says:

      It amazes me how supposedly rational people like Derrick Hall and now Senator McCain become so irrational over something so stupid as players jumping into a swimming pool. This sort of stuff is beneath them. And besides, calling pro athletes (or politicians) spoiled and arrogant is certainly not an original idea. Lots of people thought this way before swimmingpoolgate. Time to move on.

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