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Report: Dodgers player boasted of urinating in Diamondbacks pool at Chase Field

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As reporter Tony Jackson writes in his weblog, new information coming to light relating to the Los Angeles Dodgers taking their NL West-clinching celebration into the Chase Field pool this past week takes the story to “a whole completely different place.”

Jackson says that not less than one Dodgers participant urinated within the pool and loudly boasted about it. Jackson additionally says indications are that “a number of” players peed in the neo-iconic pool, which is just past the outfield fence in right center and actually ties the stadium together.

Gee, wiz, guys. Actually? Dodger blue, not Dodger yellow.

After reportedly asking the Dodgers beforehand to not rejoice outdoors of the visitor’s clubhouse, the Diamondbacks raised a fuss about the pool party. A group of Dodgers, perhaps 10-15 — probably realizing that the Supreme Court docket has roundly rejected prior restraint — defied the request. Afterward, D-backs utility man Willie Bloomquist, without even getting into any attainable micturating, stated the Dodgers acted “classless.” Just a few locals in the lapdog portion of the media agreed and, on the whole, the D-backs appeared like whiners.

As an alternative, now it is the Dodgers who look bad. And all of them have urine on themselves, even if they didn’t take part within the Nice Chase Discipline Tinkle. Like a disillusioned dad or mum may with their youngster, Jackson shamed the heck out of them:

Any Dodgers participant or gamers who urinated in the Chase Discipline pool on Thursday also defaced the Dodgers name. They might have thought they have been pissing all around the Diamondbacks, however really, they had been pissing everywhere in the Dodgers, and every little thing the Dodgers are supposed to be about. They have been pissing all around the legacy of this franchise and the jersey they put on every evening, though apparently they don’t put on it quite as proudly as a few of their predecessors from previous generations, or as proudly as a few of their teammates still do right this moment. They have been pissing all over the legacies of Sandy and Jackie and the Duke.

He is right. Despite the fact that it does not take a lot of an creativeness to have guessed all alongside that somebody may need peed within the pool, boasting about it — to the purpose that peeing in the pool turns into the purpose you dived in to begin with — is disgusting. Figuratively and actually. Marking territory in that approach needs to be for animals.

Hopefully the joke is on the Dodgers, and the pool’s filters have been turned off whereas the sport was still going on, so they acquired little child urinary sediment all over themselves. It would serve them right. By peeing within the pool, the Dodgers ruined what gave the impression to be a spontaneous celebration. Not cool, guys.

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Dodgers celebrate NL West title in the Chase Field pool, get called ‘classless’ by Diamondbacks player

The Arizona Diamondbacks requested the Los Angeles Dodgers to not celebrate successful the NL West on their discipline. So the Dodgers, after beating the D-backs 7-6 on Thursday for his or her first division title since 2009, went elsewhere to rejoice. The pool at Chase Subject.

A pack of Dodgers — Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, Juan Uribe, Scott Schumaker, Adrian Gonzalez, Kenley Jansen and Michael Young, amongst them — dashed out to the pool after the win, splashing around like Little Leaguers after a pizza get together.

These two teams, in fact, have history. You possibly can ensure that brawl from June hasn’t been forgotten by either membership. And this little jaunt to the pool? How will it go over? Kirk Gibson didn’t come out with a pool noodle and a water gun to join the enjoyable, if that is what you’re questioning.

In reality, it appears like D-backs gamers, followers and even the native media weren’t too glad about how the Dodgers determined to have a good time.

D-backs pitcher Brandon McCarthy, nevertheless, put this spin on the Dodgers celebration.

The swimming Dodgers, meanwhile, didn’t appear to be they have been caring at all about what folks would think. Is that Yasiel Puig below about to fall face-first into the water? He does not appear too apprehensive about hurting himself, not to mention hurting anyone in Phoenix’s emotions.

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MLB releases 2014 schedule with Dodgers and Diamondbacks opening in Australia

 

Crikey, is this real about Major League Cricket Baseball opening the 2014 season Down Beneath in Australia? Yep, it is truthful dinkum, mate. MLB released the ’14 schedule Tuesday and, as reported in June, the Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Floor on March 22 and 23. These would be the first regular season games ever performed within the Southern Hemisphere, which means the MLB season will open and shut within the fall.

The Ground looks like a stunning facility, based mostly on the picture above.

MLB has opened the season exterior of the U.S. and Canada six other occasions, most recently in Japan in 2012. The one difference this time: You know that Paul Hogan is going.

Other schedule tidbits:

The first Sunday night time sport of the yr will likely be March 30 (groups to be announced), with 14 different opening-day match-ups taking place a day later.

The All-Star game in Minneapolis is July 15.

Jackie Robinson Day (the primary one without Mariano Rivera) is April 15.

The season closes Sept. 28.

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Diamondbacks send Ian Kennedy to Padres for bullpen help

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The Arizona Diamondbacks wanted to unload beginning pitcher Ian Kennedy and they did so, transport him to the division-rival San Diego Padres. It was the first swap of the busy two-hour window before MLB’s commerce deadline.

Kennedy — who was 21-four with a 2.88 PERIOD in 2011 — has been a disappointment in Arizona this season with a 5.23 PERIOD and a 3-eight report. A surplus of starters in Arizona (not a nasty problem to have) made Kennedy expendable for the D-backs.

The Padres are giving Arizona some bullpen assist and a compensatory-spherical draft choose — probably the most assist-us-now player being lefty setup man Joe Thatcher (3-1, 2.10 ERA). The other player going to Arizona is relief pitcher Matt Stites, who is currently in Double-A. All these details confirmed by Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan.

The commerce has a few fascinating factors:

• Ian Kennedy is under workforce control by way of 2015. That makes him interesting to the Padres, who aren’t precisely in a win-now position and could use starting pitching. Kennedy could enjoy pitcher-friendly Petco Park too.

• The D-backs will need to have actually wanted to maneuver Kennedy if they sent him to a division rival, particularly one for whom he may play for a pair more years.

• Kennedy, who was on the heart of the D-backs-Dodgers brawl earlier this season, joins another batch of players who’ve put up their dukes towards the Dodgers this year. Suppose he and new teammate Carlos Quentin will evaluate notes on Zack Greinke?

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Diamondbacks’ Matt Davidson named MVP of Futures Game after homering

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NEW YORK — If you hit a home run at a Major League Baseball stadium, it’s kind of like pulling a fire alarm on a starship. Sirens go off, lights blare, pyrotechnics explode and people scream. And, at Citi Field, a giant apple is activated.

Not that Matt Davidson of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization noticed. When he went deep for a two-run homer Sunday at the MLB Futures Game, Davidson slipped into his own little world, like he usually does.

“I’ve actually hit a couple of home runs this year and stopped at second base,” Davidson said. “I’m not really good at pimping them.”

Davidson kept going this time, eventually realizing what he had done, and started to enjoy it by the time he got to third base — even if he missed the apple lighting up.

“I didn’t actually see it,” Davidson said. “I was trying to put it all together — like, ‘What is going on here?’ — and I couldn’t help but smile coming around third.”

Davidson had it together enough to be named MVP of the annual top-prospect game, which the U.S. won 4-2, beating the World team.

“It makes you want to work harder and play in a stadium like this,” said Davidson, who plays at Class AAA Reno. “The ball looks a little bigger here. Today it did. Sometimes it probably won’t.”

Davidson’s batting helmet and gloves are being donated to the Hall of Fame in Coopertown, which wanted his bat too, but he wanted to keep it for the home run derby in Reno on Monday for the Triple-A All-Star Game.

No matter where Davidson is playing ball, he usually runs hard after he hits the ball unless he’s positive that he “got all of it.”

“I’m slow, so my first thought is, I’ve got to get to second base, at least,” said Davidson, who ripped a hanging changeup from Oakland Athletics right-hander Michael Ynoa to left-center, giving the U.S. a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth.

“A changeup ran into my barrel. Luckily I use a longer bat so it hit the end of it,” Davidson added.

So he’s prudent on the basepaths and humble in the postgame interviews. Sounds like a guy who is wise beyond his 22 years. Davidson also seems older because of his major league hair/beard combination. There’s nothing about Davidson’s hair and beard that needs more seasoning in the minors. It’s major league ready now:

Davidson grew up in Yucaipa, Calif. and played on the same high school team as Taijuan Walker, a Futures teammate who pitches for the Mariners organization. Walker (presumably but obviously) colors his hair blond. Davidson swears he was born with white blond hair, and what’s on top of his head today is a remnant of it.

“A lot of people think I dye it because it’s a different color than the rest of my head,” Davidson said. “But no, I don’t. It’s super-thick and it’s tough and it kind of goes everywhere. I’ve been asked about it a lot while I’ve been on the East Coast.

“Honestly, that’s how it is, man.”

Hey, don’t apologize, bud. It’s great hair. Better than any of the other prospects in the room. But what about the beard?

“I started shaving when I was, like, 14. It was crazy,” Davidson said. “My dad taught me how to shave and I had more facial hair than all of the seniors. I remember Coach [Jeff] Stout making me shave. I had to be clean-shaven in high school to be on the team. And they say, the more you shave it, the faster it grows back.”

Davidson is batting291/.354/.500 with 14 homers and 24 doubles for Reno. Someday soon, he’ll get a major league shot with the D-backs. Much about him — not the least of which is Davidson’s hair — is ready.