Excerpt from “APRIL 27”

Published September 14, 2015

Gone to the Dogs – In Search of the Best Ballpark Hotdog by Tom Lohr

Excerpt from “APRIL 27”:

I have always liked Dodger Stadium and the Dodger Dog. The dog is a tangible
and edible link to fans’ passion for the team, and its notoriety and association
with the club make having one a must for Dodger fans or visitors. The ballpark is
the third oldest in baseball, has unique scoreboards, is the only stadium to have
never changed seating capacity, and oozes baseball ambiance. I feel fortunate to
have watched Fernando Valenzuela pitch there. The night I attended was “movie
night,” so they showed Field of Dreams on the scoreboard after the game.

The stadium does have its detracting characteristics. It is in Chavez Ravine, which is
not close to any major urban area in Los Angeles, making driving the most convenient
way to get there. That impacts its accessibility score. Parking that costs fifteen dollars is
close to being a crime, as well. I, of course, found free parking with the help of ballparksavvy.
com at the cost of an extra five to eight minutes of walking. Did I mention
I was on a budget? If you are going to an MLB game anytime soon, use ballparksavvy.
com and save enough in parking fees for an admission ticket.