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Kenley Jansen celebrates the Netherlands’ late Round of 16 World Cup victory over Mexico

Jun 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

Holland beat Mexico in the 94th minute Sunday in the Round of 16 and Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, a native of Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean, added a little flair to the Los Angeles dugout afterward …

That’s the flag of Mexico, hanging upside down from the dugout railing. That move probably didn’t sit too well with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is very proud of his Mexican heritage.

Jansen and the Dodgers moved to within a game of the National League West-leading Giants on Saturday with a 9-1 rout of the Cardinals. They’re trying to take three of four from St. Louis on Sunday.

  1. coffeeblack95616 - Jun 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Nothing beats the “Wold Cup”. And who needs to proofread their own article title anyway?

  2. jwbiii - Jun 29, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    It was in stoppage time, so 94th minute.

    • jwbiii - Jun 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      “Stoppage time” is the thing I dislike most about soccer. Can’t the referees signal the stadium clock operator to stop the clock? I assume they tell the players and managers how how much time is left, but the people in the stadium or watching TV don’t know. Are we playing 3 more minutes? Then the match would have gone into extra time. Clock stoppages work for basketball, football, and hockey, why not soccer?

      • killabri - Jun 29, 2014 at 5:28 PM

        An announcement is made by the PA person at the game as to how much stoppage time will be played and TV broadcasts will note how much added time has been put on next to their running clock.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

        Hey JW, every sport has some goofy rules that fans tolerate, and some even love. You want goofy? In golf, even in the biggest tournaments, the players are supposed to keep score themselves, but get penalized if they make a simple error. Like, whatever.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 29, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Hey Kenley, “orange” you glad your team won? Get it? Orange, cuz they wear orange, and it’s like instead of aren’t. OK, well, it was sure funny when we told a version of it in 2nd grade.

  4. mikhelb - Jun 29, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    What a weird mexican flag with a stripe which doesn’t exists in the official flag.

    I hope the Dodgers do not make a big fuss over the flag being upside down, which is considered in poor taste and shouldn’t be done (applies to all the flags). A few years ago in an international event the US flag was upside down and boy the organizers heard a lot of things from the US embassy (same for the time in another international event, the organizers had wrong national anthemns or they cut the anthemns short).

  5. yahmule - Jun 29, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    I remember when Bernard Hopkins fought Felix Trinidad. During pre-fight press conferences, Hopkins routinely disrespected the Puerto Rican flag, One time, he did it in San Juan and he and his brother had to literally run for their lives.

  6. Caught Looking - Jun 29, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Gonzalez should be more concerned about his .250 BA/.758 OPS

  7. Professor Fate - Jun 29, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Kershaw smoked the Cards and the Dodgers are tied for first.

  8. acdc84 - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    “Gonzalez should be more concerned about his .250 BA/.758 OPS”

    I don’t think Gonzo will be concerned unless those big-ticket paychecks start bouncing. (And with McCourt long gone that won’t be an issue.)

    As a Dodger fan I have nothing to complain about as I’m not the one writing all those fat checks, but whenever the Red Sox brass has a bad day they can have a nice laugh about that trade and feel a little better.

  9. Caught Looking - Jun 29, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Are you really a fan or his accountant?

  10. historiophiliac - Jun 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM


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