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Hundreds of Dodgers fans arrived six hours late Saturday

Jul 10, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

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Here’s an odd story with odder timing.

According to Sam Strong of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, hundreds of Dodgers fans arrived in Chavez Ravine around 7 PM on Saturday, hours after the team had completed a 1-0 defeat of the visiting Padres. Those fans were unaware that FOX had selected the game for its national broadcast and moved first pitch to the early afternoon. They were issued ticket vouchers for a future home game.

As noted by the Press-Telegram, an advertiser for HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” might have also been thrown off, as an airplane carrying a promotional banner for the show was making loops above an empty Dodger Stadium just before 7 PM.

It all represents the sudden lack of interest in Frank McCourt’s sinking ship.

According to Jon Weisman of ESPN Los Angeles, less than 80 people gathered on a block near the stadium an hour before the actual 1:10 PM first pitch to protest the bankrupt owner with homemade signs and a megaphone. These days in Dodgerland, not even the protests are well-attended.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jul 10, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Don’t Dodgers fan usually show up six hours late anyway? Or do they leave six hours early?

  2. whatwouldvindo - Jul 10, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    With that kind of original material, you should be writing for tv.

  3. clydeserra - Jul 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Isn’t that an episode of Curb?

  4. Utley's Hair - Jul 10, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    What? No comment about how the Dodger offense didn’t show up until there were two outs in the ninth? Oh well…

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