Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Please, No More Champagne Goggles

The Red Sox are soon going to clinch a playoff spot and a celebration will take place shortly thereafter.  We can only hope that the team will turn away from the scripted celebrations that have been all too common in sports.  You know exactly what they look like; someone in the organization will put plastic sheeting around the locker room as a victory looks like a reality. After the game players will come in and be given new shirts (which you will see featured on MLB.com and in you email inbox a few hours later for the low price of $19.99) and then a few players will put on the readily available ridiculous looking champagne goggles and begin spraying their teammates.  A manager or coach will inevitably be sprayed with bubbly while they are being interviewed on T.V. and the perpetrator will think it is the funniest thing ever.  Yawn.

When L.T. and the N.Y. Giants began dumping gatorade on Bill Parcells it was original, now it has been over done.  The champagne goggles are now in this catagory.  People liked dancing Papelbon so much because it was new and original.  Hopefully there will be four of these celebrations for the Red Sox this fall and we will have some new lasting memories of the '09 season and great post-game celebrations.


Heretic,  September 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

I agree, most of these celebrations are too contrived now, and all the instantaneous merchandising by MLB really bugs me.

dave,  September 29, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

The bubbly should be only for the pennant and the WS, IMHO.


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