Why Los Angeles Dodgers jumping into Arizona's pool wasn't disrespectful

 

There have been a lot of highly charged opinions expressed about the Dodgers' celebration of their victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The win gave the Dodgers the NL West title, and, considering the horrible start the Dodgers got off to this season, it seemed to make them release a lot of pent-up emotion.

Many Diamondbacks fans are criticizing the team for running out onto the field and jumping into the swimming pool the Diamondbacks have just beyond the right-field fence.

As you can see in the video above, at least a dozen Dodgers took part. But was the celebration too much? Times columnist Bill Plaschke was in Arizona and weighs in with his opinion here. You can read Times Dodgers blogger Steve Dilbeck's take on the situation here.

There are a few good reasons the Dodgers' celebration wasn't disrespectful.

1. In April, the Diamondbacks asked Dodgers fans who were sitting behind home plate to either change their shirts (they were wearing Dodgers shirts) or move to different seats.

2. Arizona threw at Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke earlier this year. And threw at their head.

3. Arizona apparently asked the Dodgers not to celebrate on the field if they won. Which is a petty request to make. So, the Dodgers didn’t celebrate on the field, they celebrated in the pool off the field.

So if we want to talk about disrespect, the Diamondbacks have a lot more to apologize for than the Dodgers.

But we want to know what you think. So, vote in our poll and let us know.

 

Was the Dodgers' celebration in Arizona's pool disrespectful?

 

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