Fans react to Diamondbacks’ World Series berth, Mad Dog’s pending retirement
Oct 24, 2023, 9:57 PM
(Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM,)
Following the Arizona Diamondbacks’ win 4-2 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, the reactions, support and rose-colored glasses came out in the Valley.
Big time for the state! Go finish.@Dbacks
— Kyler Murray (@K1) October 25, 2023
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) October 25, 2023
— Mayor Kate Gallego (@MayorGallego) October 25, 2023
Athletes, both current and former, and political dignitaries extended their congratulations to the D-backs on their first trip to the World Series since 2001.
But it wasn’t just about the baseball team in Arizona.
Beyond that, America had reason to celebrate. One of the country’s great hot-take artists, Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, had said before Game 6 that he would retire from his job as radio and TV opinionator if the Diamondbacks won two back-to-back games in Philadelphia.
Now, will he?
The D-backs themselves had heard of his proclamation and expectation they would not succeed.
They celebrated accordingly in the locker room, chanting “Mad Dog!” Fans online cheered with them.
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) October 25, 2023
The Diamondbacks celebrating Mad Dog’s retirement pic.twitter.com/bnClaCcND7
— SuperBook Sports (@SuperBookSports) October 25, 2023
D-backs manager Torey Lovullo is aware that Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo said he’ll retire if the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies in Game 7, and says, ‘I’m looking forward to that.’
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 24, 2023
Diamondbacks and Mad Dog tomorrow🥨⚾️ pic.twitter.com/dOzujcX9oC
— This Podcast is Making Me Thirsty Seinfeld Podcast (@ThisThirsty) October 25, 2023
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo realizing the Diamondbacks are about to win, forcing him into retirement pic.twitter.com/nmE3n0fVmK
— Jacob Zanolla (@jz2016cubs) October 25, 2023
— Juan RC 🇵🇷 (@elclass_king) October 25, 2023
Diamondbacks just saved the economy AND retired Mad Dog Russo in the same day.
A truly historic moment for America
— SLOTUS (@Liston617) October 25, 2023
Who would’ve ever thought the Diamondbacks would be the ones to turn Mad Dog into a snowbird Florida Man https://t.co/1oa5q8iAbR
— Smith Brickner (@SmithBrickner) October 25, 2023