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Old 09-26-2018, 07:16 PM   #1
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Champagne Celebrations

Is it just me or do people think these have become so scripted? The tarping down of the locker, ski goggles, an army of event staff on hand to prepare it. I had a chance to catch the Astros celebration on MLB Network and it was like all the players were ready to go with bottles in their hands and they had to wait for a specific moment to finally show emotion.
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Prepared is not the same as scripted. If you've made the playoffs multiple times and just won it all last season, you can't expect the same emotion each time.
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I wasn't trying to target Houston individually. They were just the one I had been watching. I feel like they have all become the same. Like I said, probably just me.

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Prepared is not the same as scripted. If you've made the playoffs multiple times and just won it all last season, you can't expect the same emotion each time.
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:59 PM   #4
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I always feel bad for the poor intern who's job it must be to go to a local retail store and get 50 pairs of swim goggles, several hundred square meters of plastic sheeting, rubber gloves etc
The cashier must think 'this person is a serial killer'
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I think the champagne should be saved up for the World Series. In no other sport do you see champagne being popped at the end of the regular season and at the end of every single series win. I don't see the Warriors doing this 5 times and IMO it's kind of ridiculous. It was ok before the playoffs expanded but it's just too much now.
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You ain't got won nothing just because you came first in a division. Look at the Indians. What did they achieve? What do they have to celebrate? That they outran three teams of corpses and one only with guys with no legs?

Unless you at least win your league / a pennant, there is no reason to go all reality TV in the locker room!
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I objected in the Yankees thread to them champagning it up over just qualifying for the wildcard game. knightdreamer2k brought up the point, though, that maybe it's good for the team to let off some steam and stay loose after a long grind. But to me, champagne is for a title, not for just getting into the playoffs. Especially if the playoffs could turn out to be "one and done."
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You ain't got won nothing just because you came first in a division. Look at the Indians. What did they achieve? What do they have to celebrate? That they outran three teams of corpses and one only with guys with no legs?

Unless you at least win your league / a pennant, there is no reason to go all reality TV in the locker room!


i dunno.. when the Royals finally won the division in 2015 for the first time in 30 years, it was a pretty big deal to that franchise, I could totally understand the celebrations


but in general, yeah, perennial playoff teams should act like they've been there before, because... they have
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I believe it is heavily-scripted, to the point of being bought and paid for by Anheuser-Busch, which I believe has its logo plastered all over the plastic tarps placed over the lockers and logos on the champagne bottles.

I think there was a time when the Yankees were making the playoffs every year during the Jeter era, that they didn't celebrate with champagne after every significant victory.

I think they did it when they made the playoffs, and if they won the World Series because that was the two goals that really mattered.
Anything else was failing to achieve their goal.

Now a team can celebrate up to five times.
It's overkill and a waste of cheap champagne.

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I think they deserve to celebrate at the end of a long season, so I'm fine with the division/playoff clinching celebration. Not for every series win though during the postseason, though. It should be for the World Series and nothing else once it's postseason.
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Could be worse.
Just imagine having just finished setting the champagne up in game 6 of the 86 world series when the red sox walk into the locker room.
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