Who doesn’t love watching the traditional champagne shower in the club house after a team clinches a win in September, solidifying their playoff position. It is nothing but a joy to see grown men sporting snowboarding goggles (i guess they will hit the powder later….) and spray booze on each other, booze usually fit for a group toast honoring the bride and groom on their big day, but who cares? This is AMERICA……I mean Baseball.
Damn that seems like a lot of champagne for one team to have fun with….and they aren’t even drinking it. Wait, they are not even drinking it?! What kind of horrible wasteful ritual is this?!
This it the time of year champagne bottles are shaking in their bottles because the MLB decides that it is OK to be absolutely frivolous with the fizzy. What is even more infuriating is that some baseball teams already know their spot in the post season, sometimes even days before the game, and still partake in the slow sticky doom of champagne.
In theory, a modern team could get bottle service after 1) clinching a wild-card spot; 2) clinching the division title; 3) winning the play-in game; 4) winning the division series; 5) winning the league championship series; 6) winning a World Series.
(I’m no John Nash….but isn’t that a bit too many?)
That’s six more champagne baths than the Super Bowl winner gets. (The NFL prohibits alcohol-soaked celebrations.) Obviously, alcohol is known to provoke violence, the gateway drug to Aaron Hernandez. DUH.
Let’s be honest, the players can’t physically drink all those bottles provided by the MLB, unless they are The Dude, and instead of champagne you have vodka + kalua. I don’t think getting your stomach pumped before the Playoffs is the best idea.
Is this champagne even the good stuff? Good God i hope not. These baseball celebrations are beyond rampant and perhaps need to be replaced with a beverage that wasn’t solely intended to be consumed by French royalty. I would say water, but turns out that is pretty precious too.
How about something American made, a beverage that was initially designed for the poor man – BEER.
Beer can come in a bottle, it can also be shaken up and sprayed profusely all over the place and it can also save lives.
And beer can be cheap. God forbid these players actually drink the cheap beer, but just think, all the money spent on bougie bubbly could be donated to organizations that are in need of dire assistance, like the NFL. They could use all the help they can get.