Now we are told that a few Dodger players thought it would be cool to pee in the Diamondbacks pool after they jumped in it during a division-clinching celebration. That’s disgusting and disappointing.
Tony Jackson of dodgerscribe.com had some good commentary about this ugly development:
There was a time when it meant something to wear a Dodgers uniform. It was a uniform that was worn with pride. It was a symbol not only of sustained excellence on the field, but also of a quiet dignity and professionalism. Back when it was worn by the likes of Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale. Steve Garvey and Dusty Baker and Rick Monday and Ron Cey and Bill Russell. Roy Campanella and Gil Hodges and Duke Snider and Pee Wee Reese.
And yes, Jackie Robinson, who endured more adversity to wear it and wore it with more dignity and grace than any other man ever has.
Any Dodgers player or players who urinated in the Chase Field pool on Thursday also defaced the Dodgers name. They may have thought they were pissing all over the Diamondbacks, but really, they were pissing all over the Dodgers, and everything the Dodgers are supposed to be about. They were pissing all over the legacy of this franchise and the jersey they wear every night, although apparently they don’t wear it quite as proudly as some of their predecessors from previous generations, or as proudly as some of their teammates still do today. They were pissing all over the legacies of Sandy and Jackie and the Duke.