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The Dodgers finally clinch

Oct 4, 2009, 7:32 AM EDT

The Dodgers finally clinched the west with a victory over the Rockies last night. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke described the scene in particularly colorful terms:

Sick of staring at it, the Dodgers became it, pouring themselves across
Chavez Ravine on Saturday night like the champagne that has haunted
them.

Clayton Kershaw popped. Casey Blake bubbled. Mark Loretta sprayed. An
entire dugout of bouncing blue poured into the cool night awash in
intoxicating relief.

How, exactly, does champagne haunt you?  Does it jump out and say “boo!” or is more of a creepy, move-your-stuff-around-at-night poltergeist kind of thing?

In other news, Kershaw is day-to-day following the popping. Blake and Loretta’s bubbling and spraying will probably land them on the disabled list.

  1. Chuck Coleman - Oct 4, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    It haunted them because for all those games they could have clinched AND DIDN’T, it still sat there on ice staring at them…haunting them. The term goes well in October too with Halloween around the bend so I thought it was a brilliant analogy.

  2. lookatthosetwins - Oct 4, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Plaschke writes some of the strangest things. And not in a good way.

  3. hop - Oct 4, 2009 at 10:37 PM

    Oh i hope the dodgers make the WS so the Yanks can beat them in 5, please god!

  4. ohwiseone - Oct 4, 2009 at 11:25 PM

    I’ll think about it.
    - God

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