In anticipation of the Los Angeles Dodgers clinching the NL West Division title, the Arizona Diamondbacks requested that the division champions not celebrate on Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. The visiting team did technically comply but they expressed their elation at winning the division title by jumping in the Dodge swimming pool in right field.
This celebration provoked the ire of the senior Senator from Arizona John McCain as was publicized through his Twitter postings.
While McCain may echo other Arizona Diamondback fan sentiments, his social media sharing should be beneath his office. This message was not the cute hometown bets between politicians during the playoffs. Nor was this admiration for a sports team which he has been a long-time fan, like Yankees fans former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NYC) or former First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) (sic).
Maybe McCain was just pandering to his constituents (the voters, not the media but that can be confusing for the Maverick Senator). But that's not his job. Maybe for a Phoenix sportscaster, but not for a US Senator, particularly when the world is going to hell in a handbasket (and McCain makes friends with al Qaeda terrorists in the Free Syrian Army).
Then again, McCain has had difficulty doing his job of late. McCain was so bored with a high level public hearing on the Syria Crisis, when President Obama was still threatening to strike the Levant, yet the senior Senator was caught playing video poker on the Senate floor.
If John McCain wants to engross himself in the minutia of baseball, it seems that Arizona is a fine place to RETIRE, and watch Cactus League baseball.