Adorable Baby Shows Up to Drink Beer as Oakland A's Clinch AL West

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 23, 2013

Photo Credit: Deadspin
Photo Credit: Deadspin

Go home baby, you're drunk.

The Oakland A's won the AL West on Sunday when the Texas Rangers lost to the Royals in Kansas City. Following Oakland's 11-7 win over the Minnesota Twins, the usual celebration of beer drinking and champagne-bottle popping ensued.

However, there is one baby we hope had his car keys taken away.

Deadspin's Tom Ley spotted this screencap showing your run-of-the-mill postgame interview taking place with a baby in the background getting his buzz on.

Photo Credit: Deadspin
Photo Credit: Deadspin

Now before you freak out and generally lose your minds, please note that the baby wasn't driving home, because that would be ridiculous.

In all seriousness, we assume the loving mom gave the baby but the smallest of sips on this celebratory beer, which is hardly enough to impair this baby's judgment. Let's just assume the baby's day of eating and sleeping continued as planned.

In any case, it's time to lift your collective glasses and sippy cups in honor of back-to-back division titles, which is a remarkable feat considering this team's scant payroll and some of the silly peripherals that have beleaguered them.

As the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser notes, the team's $68.5 million payroll is the fifth-lowest in baseball.

If that weren't enough, the team has had to deal with a real poop of a time the last week, making clinching the division a week before the end of the season all the more enjoyable.

As Slusser reports, the day before the A's clinched, the coach's bathroom flooded with sewage, something of a theme this season.

Back in June, the same thing happened to the team's clubhouse, and last week the bathroom adjacent to the home dugout began to back up with raw sewage.

Despite the filth, the team has the second-most wins in MLB and is currently the second seed in the American League. Applause and some beer drinking is in order, I would say.

Ladies, gentlemen and infant children, raise your delicious bottles of Bud Light and toast MLB's little engine that just did for a second year in a row.

The party up in the crib is going to be bumping tonight.


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