Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dodgers Dud

The Dodgers looked terrible today. Worst of all was the little league outfield. It didn't take long for opposing teams to figure out that our outfield has the arms of a 12 year-old. They run on everything, and a sacrifice fly has no danger, even when it falls in shallow center field. Juan Pierre did not even try to throw out one runner, and on the other, from shallow center his throw barely dribbled past second base and pulled catcher Russell Martin at least ten feet off the bag.

Matt Kemp injured himself running into a scoreboard, and Jason Schmidt pulled a muscle on a routine play covering first base. None of this instills confidence in me.

Even worse, the parking and traffic were nightmarish. I've been to opening day three times, and numerous sold out games including post-season games, and I have NEVER seen traffic anywhere near this bad. We were subjected to a raise to $15 in the parking rate, ostensibly for parking attendants to help you get in and out, but they were completely invisible on exit, and the typical parking cluster f*ck was in full force. It took me an hour and forty minutes to exit the parking lot after the game was over.

Concession lines were also terrible. Credit card readers were not working.

The bathrooms were disgusting. I actually had to stand in line to get OUT of the bathroom.

The Dodgers are going to have to focus on customer service if they want to keep people coming to the park. Oh, and it wouldn't hurt to win.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One wonders how the bathrooms can be so bad this early in the season. I thought that the stadiums were always cleanest on opening day. Then again, opening day doesn't have the mystique it did 25 years ago.