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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Why Do They Do This?
They wanted to ridicule Dodger fans so bad. You know the production director of the Yankee telecast on their YES network wanted to show the almighty Yankee nation that Dodger fans leave early. It is so entertaining showing New Yorkers how soft west coast fans are, but it wasn’t to be.
“Some heading home,” said Yankee announcer Michael Kay in the top of the ninth inning in a 2-2 deadlock. “Most hanging around for a real entertaining game.”
Uh, yeah. Not a lot of cars leaving the parking lot there. I think I see three tail lights and about 25,000 cars parked there.
So the Yankee announcers wisely left it at that and there was no more immediate comment on the crowds leaving. And guess what? I bet in the Bronx, there would probably be just as many fans if not more, heading for the exits in such a game there.
So were they going to let it go there? Not on your life. With one out in the bottom of the 9th, Kay starts talking about the tenseness of this tight game:
“This has been a top step of the dugout sort of game. We’ve been tied since the top of the 4th. I don’t think anyone in the bleachers has left their seat. The left field bleachers and the right field bleachers are still full.”
Suddenly a light bulb goes on in the Production Director’s head, “Hey, let’s show the parking lot again. You know there are fools out there leaving the game early,” he thinks. "After all this is Los Angeles."
“Camera 7, Parking lot shot! Now!”
And from the announcers: Silence. Nothing. Crickets.
What could they say? Oh, I suppose they could say something about how none of the 52,000 plus were going to leave this one early. But no, that wouldn’t be good television for their homer audience. You can’t say anything positive about Dodger fans.
Thank goodness there wasn’t a beach ball thrown on the field during the game. We would have never heard the end of it. Oh wait, there's one more game tomorrow.
What a team! This never gets old. 3 1/2 game lead and counting!
Do you realize that as Dodger fans we have only experienced one loss in the past 17 days? I don't know about you all, but I have been sleeping real good this month.