The Dodgers finally clinch

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The Dodgers finally clinched the west with a victory over the Rockies last night. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Plaschke described the scene in particularly colorful terms:

Sick of staring at it, the Dodgers became it, pouring themselves across
Chavez Ravine on Saturday night like the champagne that has haunted
them.

Clayton Kershaw popped. Casey Blake bubbled. Mark Loretta sprayed. An
entire dugout of bouncing blue poured into the cool night awash in
intoxicating relief.

How, exactly, does champagne haunt you?  Does it jump out and say “boo!” or is more of a creepy, move-your-stuff-around-at-night poltergeist kind of thing?

In other news, Kershaw is day-to-day following the popping. Blake and Loretta’s bubbling and spraying will probably land them on the disabled list.