So it seems that the story about the Dodgers' pool celebration isn't going away until it's darn well ready to go away.
You'll recall, of course, that the drums of war were pounded all across Arizona after the Dodgers frolicked in the Diamondbacks' pool on the occasion of their clinching the NL West title. By way of reminder ...
... [I]t has come to my attention that one of the Dodgers players who jumped in the pool — and I will do him the favor of leaving his name out of this for now — openly and loudly bragged after leaving the pool about having urinated in it.
To me, that takes this to a whole different place. It takes it from a giddy, spontaneous celebration to an ugly, disgusting display of utter classlessness.
There also are indications that MULTIPLE Dodgers players urinated into the pool, but I can't tell you that with any certainty. It's just what I've heard. What I can tell you is that it was only a handful of guys — maybe eight, give or take — who ran out and jumped into the pool. It would be presumptuous to assume that every one of them had the same thoughts running through his brain. Maybe there were some who really were just celebrating, nothing more. Maybe there were others who meant it as a direct slap in the face to the Diamondbacks.
That's certainly gross and juvenile, but the grim reality is that if you've swum in anything but a one-person private pool with a jealousy guarded perimeter then you've swum in at least the vesitiges of someone else's urine. Ours is not a perfect world, but it's the world we've made.
So to summarize this increasingly absurd story, you may next season see a revenge pitch first motivated by a leisurely swim and subsequently intensified by the rumor of outlaw pee. Oh, and that pitch may be thrown in Australia.