With the Arizona Diamondbacks in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers for Games one and two of the NLDS, the club found itself in hot water online after it was revealed that they crossed a union picket line to stay at the JW Marriot L.A. Live hotel in Downtown LA. The issue was brought up by UNITE HERE Local 11, which is a union of more than 32,000 hotel, convention center, restaurant and sports area workers in Southern California and Arizona.
After catching a lot of flack on social media for the decision to stay at the hotel, even with the MLB players union reportedly asking teams to avoid staying at the hotel in question, the Diamondback organization pleaded ignorance with a statement late on Friday night where they essentially said they couldn’t or wouldn’t do anything about the situation while throwing “other sports teams” under the bus.
The Diamondbacks players must have really slept well overnight as they pounced over Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers for 9 runs over the first two innings.
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