Dodgers: 3 trolls you might’ve missed during weekend sweep of Giants
By Adam Weinrib
1. Max Muncy and the Ocean
The turn-of-the-decade San Francisco Giants were extremely reliable and extremely detestable, but over the past few years, things had gotten a bit stale and sad in the Bay.
Some of the faces remained in Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and sometimes Hunter Pence, but that was the saddest thing of all. It was like watching three old superheroes fight against the overwhelming tide of a group of younger, stronger villains. The Dodgers would come to town, Bumgarner would make one excellent throwback start, his team wouldn’t hit, and the whole set would end with a one-sided whimper.
While these rivalry matchups weren’t particularly memorable, one clash still stands out: the time MadBum told a home-run-admiring Max Muncy to hurry up and round the bases, and Muncy told him to go get the baseball out of the ocean.
Clearly, this fight was not “out of sight, out of mind” for the Dodgers’ social media folks on this beautiful weekend, considering they dropped an “Ocean” reference on a Muncy bomb that went nowhere near McCovey Cove on Sunday.
You just knew they were ready to drop that gem whenever Muncy went yard over the weekend — a question of when, not if, considering how ridiculous the Dodgers offense became over the course of the series.
Of course, it didn’t hurt that it came during the middle of an 11-0 game in the fourth inning, either. It’s possible you lost it in the grand scheme of things, but don’t worry, we’re here to help.