CHICAGO -- With the Cubs opening their final homestand of the season on Friday afternoon against the Braves and scheduled to play their final six games against the Pirates and Cardinals, it's possible that a postseason berth celebration could take place after one of those contests.
Manager Dale Sveum said that while his club never wants to lose a game, he didn't think having a team celebrate after defeating the Cubs would necessarily be a bad thing for some of the younger players to witness.
"It's a bad thing that you lost that game where [another team] clinches," Sveum said. "But it's not a bad thing to see people celebrate when you haven't done it. To see it in person, it kind of hits hard in your stomach and you want to be that guy. And sometimes it works in your advantage, too."
As for the Dodgers' celebration after clinching the National League West title in Arizona on Thursday -- which involved jumping into the swimming pool beyond the right-field wall at Chase Field -- Sveum said he wouldn't have gone that far.
"I don't know if I would've appreciated it," he said.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.