I am writing about how Mark Scarp’s column “Dodgers’ postgame dip a lack of manners” (Tribune, Sept. 22) was insightful to me.
As a high school athlete myself, I have never experienced much show-boating or excessive celebration from a rival team after losing a game. I feel like this kind of celebration has been shunned from sports entirely. From being involved with sports all my life, I’ve seen a steady rise in sportsmanship and respect towards other teams. What the Dodgers did at Chase Field fell completely out of that social norm.
Also, The pool is someone’s seat and jumping into the pool to celebrate is equivalent to going into the stands to celebrate.
I believe the Dodgers tainted their own image by disrespecting the home team.