Brutal Padres fans’ rap (?) video is last thing Dodgers needed to see
By Adam Weinrib
What’s that … phrase about why bad things have to happen to good people? What about the reverse? Why do good things happen to bad rappers?
Anyway, here’s the weirdest thing Dodgers fans might ever see, and it’s a direct result of the Padres running over Dave Roberts’ bullpen in NLDS Game 4.
If not for the decision to bring Tommy Kahnle into a 3-0 game in the seventh, the baton might’ve been passed back to Hollywood, where the Dodgers would have had the chance to close out the Pads and set up a date with the Phillies in the NLCS.
Instead, it’s the Padres who slayed the giant (and also the Giants), which means they’re getting ready for a battle with Philadelphia. And when it comes to city-on-city intimidation, don’t worry. San Diego’s got their best men on it.
Oh, sorry, did we say “best men”? We meant “Greatest Generation.”
Padres fans rap video is, uh, something kinda close to music. Why, Dodgers fans? Why?
Honestly, this video would’ve made more sense if the Rally Goose showed up midway through and started clucking, flapping, and parodying “California Love.”
The clip comes courtesy of the fine folks at the morning show Good Morning San Diego, who, say what you will, had the foresight to realize this thing was about to go viral.
As the main host says before cueing up the retirees, “This has social media written all over it.” Yeah! In that case, maybe we don’t do it?
Go ahead. Take a break from screen time. You deserve it.
But after you get back, ask yourself if this is really the best corps of hype men San Diego had to offer. Or was that even the intention? Who are these people? Friends of the program? Phillies fans in disguise, trying to sabotage the local effort?
Say what you will about our rival city, but the fans in San Diego were fantastic over the weekend, actively making the environment both electric and uncomfortable for the Dodgers. If the crowd had been packed with these folks instead, LA probably would’ve taken the series in four.
Sadly, the Dodgers are out. And the Padres are “what’s innnnnnnn.” And there’s very little justice in this cruel baseball world.