Eye of the Hurricane

May 3, 2010

Think blue

Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium - Christina De Nicola

Don’t you hate it when a place, person or thing gets overhyped?

Nothing against Dodger Stadium, which I visited for Saturday night’s Los Angeles/Pittsburgh game, but it’s not all that and a bag of free Cracker Jack.

After two infamous Dodger Dogs, I still couldn’t figure out why they weren’t cooked enough. Or what happened to finding a large enough bun…

People joke about the attendance issues at Sun Life Stadium for the Florida Marlins, but the box score was lying. There’s no way 46,775 fans caught the game. A couple sections were completely empty nearby the right-field foul pole.

As someone who visited the Orange Bowl before it’s demise, it means something when I say that the public address system needs a revamp. Not only was the recorded drum sound repetitive coming out of center field, but I don’t remember anyone ever saying a batter’s name aloud.

But to end on a positive end, I will say this: Karaoke.

Clearly in the heart of Mannywood, I mean, Hollywood, a fan lipsynched his way into everyone’s heart with a great rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” thanks to the jumbotron and impressive air guitar skills.

Get him an agent!

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1 Comment »

  1. Look, in Los Angeles most of our buildings don’t have much history to them, so Chavez Ravine gets a special place in our hearts. In a culture where not even human body parts have much of a shelf life, we like our old, blue stadium. It has character. That’s the West Coast answer to Fenway Park, and I think our backdrop beats the crap out of a Citgo sign.

    And Vin Scully thinks you’re over-hyped too!

    Comment by Austen Gregerson — May 5, 2010 @ 9:11 pm | Reply


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