DENVER -- One day later, the bad feelings from the Dodgers' decision to take a celebratory dip in the Chase Field pool after they clinched the National League West title Thursday have not diminished.
"It wasn't their entire team, but it's one thing to go out and celebrate on the field and then take it back to the clubhouse and being professional about it," D-backs GM Kevin Towers said. "We won't forget it."
The D-backs are aware that they enabled the Dodgers' celebration by letting a lead get away in the ballgame. Had the D-backs beaten the Dodgers, their celebration would have had to wait.
"We allowed it to happen," Towers said. "We could have prevented a lot of what went on there, but by losing the ballgame, we gave them every opportunity to do some of the things they did. I think it was probably taken a little too far."
Even Arizona Sen. John McCain weighed in on the matter Friday.
"No-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!" McCain tweeted.
Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson responded with a tweet of his own.
"Senator McComplain knows a thing or two about coming in second and watching someone take a plunge in the pool (I mean poll)," Wilson tweeted.
Senator McComplain knows a thing or two about coming in second and watching someone take a plunge in the pool (I mean poll) #POoLITICS- Brian Wilson (@BrianWilson38) September 20, 2013
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson straddled the line between criticizing the Dodgers and holding his own team responsible for not winning the game.
"I didn't like it, but at the same time, we could have prevented them from doing it," Gibson said. "I don't think I can tell them what they should or should not do, but whether I like it or not is a different thing."
Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.