A large police presence may have made Dodger Stadium safer in the wake of the brutal beating of a Giants fan but the ballpark just feels sad, said Kitty Felde of KPCC after a recent visit during a Dodger-Giants game. There were large numbers of empty seats and parking spaces as well as shuttered concession stands. It all made for a “very sad place,” said Felde in her blog:
The view was still gorgeous — sunset coloring the hills and clouds of Chavez Ravine. And even though my Dodger dog was steamed, not grilled, it still tasted the same. But somehow, it just wasn’t the same place.