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L.A. Dodgers

RIPPED BY FIRE OFFICIALS

... Over Hot Foot Prank

6/30/2014 3:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

LA Dodgers Hot Foot PrankThe L.A. City Fire Dept. isn't laughing at the L.A. Dodgers hot foot prank -- telling TMZ Sports playing with fire is NOT a joke ... it's dangerous. 

The "hot foot" all went down at Dodgers Stadium over the weekend -- when pitcher Josh Beckett snuck a lit cigarette wrapped in matches on the back of teammate Scott Van Slyke's cleat. 

The whole thing made national news -- but Captain Jaime Moore from the L.A. City Fire  Dept. tells us, "These guys are supposed to be role models and playing with fire is not a joke."

Capt. Moore says the F.D. is more than happy to offer a stop, drop and roll course to the team ... in case it ever happens again. 

We also spoke with Tom Olshanski -- the Director of External Affairs for the United States Fire Administration (a division of FEMA) who tells us, "We work tirelessly to warn people of the dangers of fire and to see it celebrated by professional athletes, on TV and in front of kids, is frustrating."

He adds, "Any sort of fire play like that is incredibly dangerous. Look at the recovery from even minor burn injuries."

The lesson, he says, is the same one we were all taught as kids -- "'Don't play with matches."

We reached out to the Dodgers and the MLB -- so far, no comment from either one. 

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8 COMMENTS

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1.

psco2007    

Really surprised at Vin Scully's comment :"Boys will be boys."

This prank was extremely dangerous.

My friend had it pulled on him and his cuff melted into his ankle and he has a permanent reminder.

79 days ago
2.

Areader    

The L.A. City Fire Dept. is right, isn't laughing matter! Someone can get seriously burned!

79 days ago
3.

FREEDOM    

SMOKEY THE BEAR NEEDS TO SPEAK OUT!

79 days ago
4.

toddpugz7111    

Fred Flintstone would be proud!

79 days ago
5.

Jordan    

Aren't these types of Stunts that Cause Billions of dollars in Fires in the LA Region?

79 days ago
6.

FREEDOM    

SO IDIOTIC !!!!

78 days ago
7.

lourdgoogoo    

You will ruin a perfectly good pair of shoes.

78 days ago

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