As early as tonight, the LA Dodgers could win its first NL West title since 2009. This is an unexpected treat, seeing that the team, as late as July, was mediocre at best.
It appears that the possibility of the Dodgers winning the title in Arizona is too much for the Diamondbacks to bear, to wit:
The Diamondbacks have asked the Dodgers to not celebrate on the field at Chase Field if they’re to clinch the NL West tonight or tomorrow.
So in other words, a team with a barely-.500 record wants the winning team not to celebrate when they have won, because that would hurt their feelings.
Tonight’s game just became much more fascinating.