John McCain tweets ire at Dodgers
At least one Dodgers player took the bait and fired back. Pitcher Brian Wilson had this to say in rebuttal later Friday:
Senator McComplain knows a thing or two about coming in second and watching someone take a plunge in the pool (I mean poll) #POoLITICS— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilson38) September 20, 2013
McCain didn't back down from the comment and as of Friday night hadn't deleted the tweet. His only communication since described a leisurely afternoon to which we can all relate:
McCain wasn't the only one infuriated as the home team didn't appreciate the Dodgers' party, either.
"I doubt the New York Yankees would do something like that. They clinched the division this year, so if that’s how they’re going to act and be classless, that’s their clubhouse,” infielder Willie Bloomquist told reporters.
Not everyone was bent out of shape. Pitcher Brandon McCarthy kept a level head on Twitter:
Celebrating is fun. I don't care how and where you do it. Only thing to care about is what we need to do to celebrate in our pool next year.— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) September 19, 2013
Reports had indicated the Diamondbacks had asked the Dodgers to please refrain from celebrating on the field, a request that in hindsight may have backfired. Diamondbacks managing partner Ken Kendrick said Friday the request was a little more nuanced on that.
Miss the incident that started all this? Our FOX Sports Live crew breaks it all down here: