Phillies' Grounds Crew Gave Braves Another L After Game 3

It wasn't only the Phillies players who wanted revenge on the Braves.

The Phillies' grounds crew added insult to injury for the Braves after Wednesday's game.
The Phillies' grounds crew added insult to injury for the Braves after Wednesday's game. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves-Phillies rivalry was always going to make it sweet when Philly beat Atlanta, but the Braves' seem to be relishing the "villain" role and really made things personal in Game 3.

Unfortunately for them, Philly used that as the motivation needed to lay an absolute beating. And it wasn't just the players who took glee in sticking it to their rivals either.

Okay, maybe it wasn't the grounds crew. Even my neighbor has automatic sprinklers — you've gotta think an operation as big as Citizen's Bank Park isn't relying on some groundskeeper to sit there manually turning on and off sprinklers all night after a game.

But that makes this whole thing maybe even funnier. It's not like Braves media has never been at CBP before. This won't be the first time they've seen sprinklers turn on after a game.

And complaining like it was some evil plan?

Not exactly a big "coincidence" that automatic sprinkler systems don't turn on everywhere at once — that's just how they work.

But Braves fans are desperate to find something to complain about in Philly (because they sure as heck can't say anything about what happened in yesterday's game), so they're clinging to this, not realizing that they're the ones who look bad by failing to understand how sprinkler systems work.

It's going to be mighty sweet when we close out the series at home tonight.

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