Their weary souls covered in the pained sweat that comes from digging through the deepest of expectations, the Dodgers celebrated the triumphant climax of their regular-season journey Thursday with a most perfect splash.
The boys took a bath.
Shortly after the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-6, to clinch the National League West championship, about half of the team jogged out of its Chase Field dugout, across an empty right-field expanse, and headed toward the right-center field wall.
This was not going to be a victory lap. This was going to be a victory swim. The players were running to Chase Field’s signature pool.
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