Updated Sep 24, 2013 - 4:17 pm
D-backs' Kirk Gibson: 'We won't forget' Dodgers' pool celebration
The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the National League West by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 at Chase Field. What followed was a traditional on-field celebration and a champagne and beer shower in the clubhouse.
But what followed that became a national story. A group of Dodgers ran out back on to the field, scaled the fence and splashed around in the Chase Field pool.
Additionally, a report circulated Tuesday that indicated that at least one Los Angeles player relieved himself in the pool.
"There's some debate and people have debated all over the country whether they should've or should not have, but I think we'd all agree that peeing in the pool is not cool," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told Burns and Gambo Tuesday on Arizona Sports 620. "That's bad pool etiquette."
Gibson elaborated that he doesn't believe other teams would have celebrated the same way the Dodgers did.
"If you look around at some of the classy organizations around the league, they wouldn't have done that either," Gibson said. "(The Dodgers) make their choices and they'll be held accountable for them, one way or the other.
"We won't forget it and as more information comes out, it adds to it."
There has been plenty of bad blood between the two organizations this season. In April, D-backs managing general partner Ken Kendrick asked Dodger fans who were sitting behind home plate in their team's garb to change their clothing or be moved from the seats. In June, the two teams engaged in an on-field brawl that resulted in 12 players getting fined and eight players getting suspended.
In July, Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig reportedly disrespected D-backs great Luis Gonzalez, who just wanted to talk to him about his Cuban heritage. Gonzalez's family has roots in Cuba.
And now, there's the pool incident.
With all of that piling up this season, Gibson declined to say he thought the Dodgers' celebration was personal because it came against the D-backs in Arizona.
"You would have to ask them that question," he said.
Vince Marotta, Co-host - Bickley & Marotta, Web Content Editor - ArizonaSports.com
- ESPN insider Keith Law breaks down D-backs' tradeable assets
- Rookie Ahmed makes difference in Diamondbacks' marathon win over Reds: By The Numbers
- Report: Diamondbacks willing to move closer Addison Reed
- Diamondbacks reinstate Jordan Pacheco, release Nick Evans
- ESPN Insider calls for D-backs to pawn Martin Prado off to Blue Jays
- Keith Law, ESPN MLB Insider - Tuesday July 29ESPN MLB Insider Keith Law gauges the value in the D-backs’ potential trade pieces.
- Derrick Hall - D-backs president and CEO - Thursday July 24Derrick Hall talks about the approaching trade deadline.
- Bickley Blast - Wednesday July 23Kirk Gibson could be close to being a part of another miracle.
- Kevin Towers, D-backs GM - Wednesday July 23D-backs GM Kevin Towers talks about the upcoming trade deadline.
- Kirk Gibson- D-backs Manager - Tuesday July 22Did the D-backs tell Brandon McCarthy not to throw his cutter?
- Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs first baseman - Friday July 18Paul Goldschmidt talks about the All-Star Game and his expectations for the season's second half.
- Our Guy Harry - Thursday July 17Our Guy Harry joins Dan and Vince in studio.