This is probably the most inane thing to happen to the Dodgers all year, but ya know... When it's a lazy hump-day afternoon, I need something to keep me going.
Ryan Walton of Valley Bay News caused quite a stir (at least I think it was him who first brought this to the attention of the masses) on twitter this morning when he tweeted this:
Word on the street is that the Dodgers bubble machine has been shut down by MLB.
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonVBN) August 6, 2014
And with that, every fun-filled Dodger fan from coast to coast had something to say. After all, when the MLB shuts down fun in the clubhouse a passionate fanbase like the Dodgers will react. And react they did.
MLB banned the stupid Dodger bubble machine? Don't they have drugs and other shit to worry about?
— Evan Maas (@EvanMaas) August 6, 2014
Language, Evan... Language!
@mlb no dodger bubble machine? Get over yourselves
— Daniel Budd (@DuBuddman) August 6, 2014
@DodgersNation They should put bubble machines all around Dodger Stadium now
— Andrew LePuig (@andyroo520) August 6, 2014
Austin Handler gets down to the point.
The MLB has banned the Dodger's bubble machine, they also banned fun and are working on banning smiles.
— Austin Handler (@Austin_Handler) August 6, 2014
And our fake GM had something to say.
MLB can't ban our bubble machine! I signed it to a 3-year contract.
— DodgerzGM (@DodgerzGM) August 6, 2014
There's no word yet if this rumor is true, but considering the recent disappearance of the soapy Dodger good luck charm something definitely is afoot.
Frankly, this is small tomato's compared to the soon-to-be-breaking expansion of the Biogenesis steroid scandal; which fascinates me to no end, but still within their rights to regulate. On the other hand, it seems like this action is a far overreach for the boys in the NY offices.
BTW, the missing Dodger bubble machine has just started a new twitter account in hopes that he doesn't disappear from our collective memories. Go here (@LABubbleMachine) to follow and say hello.
Hat Tip: Vincent Samperio at Dodgers Nation
UPDATE: We've won! The bubble machine is coming back! Via a tweet from LA Times reporter Bill Shaikin:
I'm told the bubble machine will be back in #Dodgers dugout tonight.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 6, 2014
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