Sunday, August 05, 2007

And Speaking of Rotten Infrastructure... Check Out Angel Stadium!

(Image courtesy of Martin Krzywinski; story cross-posted at The Liberal OC)

Remind me to watch out for the rodents next time I'm at Angel Stadium! (From OC Register)

Discarded peanut shells, the remnants of hot dog buns, sticky ice cream wrappers and nachos coated with tangerine-colored cheese carpet the stands of Angel Stadium – about 15 tons of garbage on average per game, according to stadium officials.

The refuse can sit out for more than 12 hours before it is collected, a time lag that may help account for the 118 vermin violations that county officials logged at stadium kiosks and restaurants over the last 2 ½ years.

And this is WAY more than the few vermin violations that similar outdoor stadiums like Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and Petco Park in San Diego receive. So what gives? Are we OC baseball fans just that messy, or is management not doing a good job of keeping up the stadium? For a stadium that houses the "Angels", this seems like a pretty devilish thing to allow.

So all I have to say is this: Yuck! Nasty! And after seeing this, don't you feel the same way? And will you think twice next time you order food at the Angels' next game? I love the Angels, but I'm not so sure about ordering those nachos next time I'm at the game. ;-)

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