Archive for May 13th, 2016
Dodger Stadium – Impressive Even to Our Private Tour Guests Who Aren’t Baseball Fans
Those of us who do appreciate America’s National Pastime think of Dodger Stadium as the home of Vin Scully and lots of incredible baseball history. There are Dodgers games and players we were fortunate enough to see in person and those we read about or saw for the first time in a documentary film. Everyone knows that the team began back in New York, in Brooklyn, as the Trolley Dodgers way back in the earliest days of professional baseball. We are talking the late 1800s. But as the nation grew and the baseball market expanded there was an opportunity for the team to move to the west coast in 1958 and the Los Angeles Dodgers were born. This gorgeous stadium was built in Chavez Ravine, just north of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) and right off the Pasadena Freeway. Cozily nestled in this verdant valley, the freeway and the Arroyo Seco on one side and Elysium Fields and the Los Angeles Police Department Academy on the other, the view afforded to the comfortable crowd is quite special. We can fly over the field before the crowds arrive so that our Los Angeles private tour guests can look down from our hovering helicopter into the perfect field of play and imagine the dulcet tones of Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully making the game in front of him an integral part of the entire history of baseball.