A throwback stadium full of knowledgeable Dodger fans
Let me pause here to say that as nutty as I find Dodger fans, I love their old stadium. Opened in 1962, with a 56,000 person capacity, she’s a beauty.
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Of course, up until 1965, the California Angels played there as well. Just like Fenway and Wrigley, Dodger Stadium is a classic. The stadium boasts neo-60’s Jetson inspired overhead roof lines. The scoreboard looks like a 60’s Hollywood game show with a mountain range background.
As the sun goes down, the sky turns marvelous colors on top the third base side of the stadium and is postcard ready. If you are ever visiting a stadium, take the stadium tour. You can even take a tour of the Chicago Cubs’ Friendly Confines. It’s interesting to learn the history of the stadiums and see behind the curtain of stadium operations or what happens behind the scenes at game time.
I will have to give it to the Dodger fans that we ran into all week; they were gracious and kind. No one took the losses too seriously and in fact, they were very critical of their own team. One Dodger fan told us on the shuttle bus to Union Station after the game, “Kershaw is pitching tomorrow, but he’s not that great anymore and Kemp is old,” explained the fan.
The L.A. fans were honest about their expectations of their team and knew what injuries were taking a toll. They were friendly even though we won 9-4 and ruined Kike (Hernandez) bobblehead night.