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Arizona senator John McCain calls the Dodgers “a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats”

Sep 20, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

Like many people in Arizona, senator John McCain is very upset about the Dodgers celebrating their division title by jumping into the Diamondbacks’ pool last night:

Incidentally, according to McCain’s net worth was approximately $40 million as of 2006.

For anyone who missed it last night, the Dodgers won the NL West title in Arizona and the players made a mad dash for the pool in the Chase Field outfield from which fans watch games. They hopped in, which you can see in the video below:

And then various Diamondbacks– led by utility man Willie Bloomquistgot very upset, calling the Dodgers “classless” among other things. Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy had a different response than most of his teammates, tweeting late last night:

McCain disagrees, though.

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  1. jss1330 - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Did somebody leave a floater?

    • bigdudeisme - Sep 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Funny, you could say the same thing about U.S. senators and congressmen.

  2. wpjohnson - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Now that is one of the rare times I agree with the wishy-washy McCain. Too bad the Diamondbacks don’t play the Dodgers tonight. Head hunting would be appropriate. Can you imagine the reaction of Sal Maglie, Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, or Bob Buhl? they were real pitchers.

    • ariesinil - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:58 PM

      I agree, back in the day the Dodgers would be laying on their butts if they showed up a Gibson, or a Drysdale…etc. This is not about politics…it is about baseball. I am an avid Cardinal fan…we have “Red”, “Stan the Man”, “Ozzie”…I could go on and on…and I just cannot see them doing this.

      But to each their own.

      I am from Jacksonville, Illinois and we lost one of our greats this week. Ken Norton Sr…Former Heavy Weight Boxing Champion of the World…Kicked the crap out of Ali…more than once…and a member of the Boxing Hall of Fame.

      A true good guy that made it HUGE that never forgot where he was from. He lived in San Diego…But did a huge amount of work for local charities that had to do with mentally challenged people. A total class act on top of it all.

      RIP Ken…You will be missed.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        The Dodgers showing up Drysdale? You sure about that one?

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:53 PM

        Back in the day, ballpark owners didn’t waste space with swimming pools.

      • jimeejohnson - Sep 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM

        They got midgets to bat.

      • BalladOfKyleBlanks - Sep 23, 2013 at 4:04 PM

        Who are you talking to?

    • stac266 - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM


  3. sportsfanjay - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Brandon McCarthy…Thank You!
    1. It’s not like they went into the pool directly after the game. There was no one there except for the folks sweeping up popcorn.
    2. Don’t tell another team how to celebrate. The D-backs did this before the game. It’s human nature to do exactly what someone tells you NOT to do. (Who has kids that can confirm this?)
    3. AZ Central said Puig, “blew off a Diamondbacks legend”…Diamondbacks legend? I did not know such a thing existed. Puhleese.
    And I’m not a Dodger fan.

    • indaburg - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      1. Exactly. Only the cleaners were there. Had the D-backs not made this into a big deal, most of us would probably not even know about the Dodgers taking a dip into a ridiculous thing for a stadium to have, a pool.
      2. Hell yeah. I have kids, but it’s not just kids. It’s all of us. I just saw a movie that summed it up perfectly–The World’s End. In it, the protagonist says at the end, “We humans don’t like being told what to do.” No, we don’t. Eff you trying to tell me how to celebrate. Don’t want me to celebrate? Don’t give me cause to, ijjit. You would have needed an armed guard to keep me out of that pool.
      3. Puig is a recent immigrant to the US. Assuming the D-backs do have a legend, Puig may not be familiar with him.

      And I’m not a Dodger fan. However, I’m starting to really dislike the Diamondbacks.

  4. Anoesis - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Nothing more ironically funny than a tone-deaf huckster. Though it was completely inadvertent, you have to give him credit for bringing so many people together (even if it is to call him a shallow moron). Once again a member of Congress looks for a way to deflect attention from their own lack of action.

    He does reflect the attitudes of many of his constituents with that feigned outrage. Perhaps he’s preparing to follow his prized pupil to Fox News. Those folks all make a lot of money telling noobs who to fear.

  5. hildezero - Sep 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM


    The D-backs DO have a “Diamondbacks legend”, as a matter of fact they have a couple. Do you even know what team legends are? Team legends are usually players who have their jersey number retired. Yet you don’t know what a team legend is, because you’re a Blue Jays fan.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Sep 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

      Weird that your Diamondback legend would finish his career with first the Dodgers and then the Marlins.

      Weird in that you would treat a Legend in such a way.

      What isn’t weird is that you’re all over this place, putting the ASS in embarrassment.

      I guess I should LOL this because, y’know, you’re being laughed at and stuff.

    • sportsfanjay - Dec 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

      Not a Blue Jays fan. White Sox fan here and we have some, albeit not a lot, of legends. I went to the HOF weekend in Cooperstown to see Frank Thomas get inducted. Heard of him?
      White Sox legend.
      You dolt.

  6. teambringitstrong - Sep 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    This coming from Sen(ile)ator who represents a state whose claim to fame since the days of Barry Goldwater is denying certain people certain rights.
    The only reason the ‘state’ observes MLK day is b/c the NFL threatened to take away the SB in 1996.

    • hockeyfan28 - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

      You should lookup who Robert Byrd was before you comment

      • sparky1002 - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:47 AM

        Glad you brought that up…what Senator Byrd WAS, the Republican party still is.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      FWIW, Barry Goldwater supported gays serving openly in our military long before the law changed.

      • yahmule - Sep 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM

        I give credit to anybody who can change for the better. He certainly had a lot to live down.

  7. budmanjim - Sep 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    If you beat them you don’t have to worry about them jumping in your pool….. That’s the way to stop that ….

  8. richdaddy1231 - Sep 20, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Dosent he have more pressing issues to deal with besides baseball? Hes as bad as barrack bin laden aplaying golf all the time. Quit worrying about sports an do something about the economy

  9. psly2124 - Sep 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    I love how people call McCain an idiot because he nominated Sarah plain for his vp. That was probably his best move. The idiots on this board and in the media despised Parkin because she was smarter then them and she was a true conservative unlike McCain. The same people that think palindrome is an idiot know nothing about her yet the same drones think Obama is a genius. Which us comical because he is by far the dumbest president this country ever had. He thinks there are 57 states can’t pronounce words like corpsman and refuse to release his college transcripts.

    • jimeejohnson - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      Sarah Palin = Queen Stupid
      Republicans = party of Stupid
      You handed the Presidency to an African-American twice in a row. Depends Adult Diapers thanks you for your patronage.

  10. roanboon - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Do the Diamondbacks still have that dirt trail between home plate and the pitchers mound? I always wondered if that game them a slight edge on their home turf.

  11. sparky1002 - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:52 AM

    Frankly, I thought John McCain must have been speaking about the Republican leadership of the last 30 years. Yes, a “No-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats! ” fits perfectly!

  12. gingerkid2000 - Sep 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    When not posing for pictures with terrorists, Sen McCain can also be found yelling at professional baseball players to get off his lawn.

  13. topazinator - Sep 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Deport Puig.

  14. negaduck - Sep 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    you kids get off my lawn

  15. fpstratton - Sep 24, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Why is the pool there in the first place? We can talk all we want about how older-generation players were more respectful (and they were), but back then, a ballpark was a ballpark, not a megaresort.

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