Have you ever been to a postseason game at Chavez Ravine? If you have, then you’ll understand when I say that there is nothing like it. The crowd. The energy. You’ll never high-five as many people that you don’t know ever again in your life. The moral of the story is that if you haven’t and you’re lucky enough to get a chance, do it.
What’s even better is that it’s not just the fans that are as hyped as they’ve ever been. The players give off a level of excitement and thrill that is just unparalleled, though I think Yasiel Puig takes the cake when it comes to that.
Well Puig isn’t the only Dodger that feeds off of the crowds energy. Rich Hill, ladies and gentlemen, broke some rules on Saturday and I’m all about it. Hill was pulled after just four innings of work. He gave up just two runs on three hits, one being a two-run blast by Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning.
Then, in the bottom of the 7th, cameras caught Rich Hill holding a sign that read, “MAKE SOME NOISE” and waving a towel above his head. David Vassegh tweeted after the game that Bob Geren told Hill that signs were not allowed in the dugout, ending the fun.
.@Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill is doing it all out here.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 8, 2017
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) October 8, 2017
Alanna Rizzo of SportsNetLA asked Rich Hill about the sign and what he was trying to do there. Here is what he had to say:
Yeah I was trying to get the crowd into it a little bit more… Sign worked for a little bit and then found out it’s not quite allowed in the dugout… We wanted to get everybody into it and it was just all in good fun.
The Dodgers will head to Arizona to face Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks in Game 3 of the NLDS. We probably won’t see any more signs since they now know it’s against the rules, but hopefully traveling Dodger fans will represent in Arizona and provide all of the noise that Rich Hill and the Dodgers need to win!
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