Under which sub-heading in baseball’s unwritten rule book does the Cardinals dancing in the dugout in an attempt to get a Los Angeles cop to laugh during Game 4 of the NLCS on Tuesday fall? Surely, the Dodgers took offense that their opponents would attempt such a moment of levity in THEIR stadium, right?
Apparently this police officer didn’t want to get his 15 minutes of fame, unlike his counterpart in the Fenway Park bullpen.
All the harping back-and-forth between Adam Wainwright and Adrian “Mickey Mouse” Gonzalez and Carlos Beltran and Yasiel Puig about the almighty unwritten rules of baseball has grown beyond tiresome. Just play the game guys. Try to have some fun and perhaps not upstage your opponents on every play. It’s not that much to ask, is it? Neither side — and the media reaction both ways — looks good with all this bickering.
This series, which St. Louis leads 3-2 heading into Friday night’s game at Busch Stadium, has been pretty good regardless of all this nonsense. Dodgers throw Clayton Kershaw up against Cardinals’ unhittable rookie Michael Wacha. That matchup ought to speak for itself.
In any event, the Cardinals apparently like to let it all hang out when they’re in Los Angeles.