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    Posted March 14, 2014 by
    LuxuryFred
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    Los Angeles, California
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    Wrigley Field memories

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    The legacy of Jackie Robinson greets fans outside Dodger Stadium

     

    Other than a short stint in the LA Coliseum, the Los Angeles Dodgers have had only one home, Dodger Stadium. Unlike a downtown, urban ballpark, Dodger Stadium sits in a wooded oasis in the center of Los Angeles, aptly named Elysian Park. Partially hidden from the city, driving there consists of winding up classic roads, lined with tall trees and old fashioned street lights.

     

    For fans like me, the legacy of the Los Angeles Dodgers is also their social impact on baseball and society. It was the then-Brooklyn Dodgers who started Jackie Robinson, number 42, breaking the baseball color line in 1947. My photo is a image of the giant "42" outside the entrance to Dodger Stadium, greeting fans before each game and reminding them of the team's great legacy.

     

    It's this combination of history and the beautiful setting that make Dodger Stadium my favorite place to see a ballgame. The stadium itself is also wonderfully designed, with excellent sightlines from almost every seat. Even the cheap seats have good views of the action. The mid-century modern design is also beautiful to look at, and I feel a connection with the 50-plus years of fans who have been watching games there before me.

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