Friday, July 01, 2005
It Pains to Advertise
Here's Dodger Rightfielder Jason Repko tumbling to the ground after he crashed into the Right Field Digital Message Board making a terrific catch tonight.
He cut his right arm and they had to bandage it on the field -- but he was able to remain in the game. Up until last year the wall in Right Field (and Left Field) was completely padded (and adorned with pictures of Dodger greats).
But in their zeal for more advertising dollars the Dodgers removed some of the padding and put in the electronic board -- where they sell ads.
The Dodgers went on to shutout the Arizona Diamondbacks 7 to 0 -- and now are tied for second in the National League Western Division, trailing the San Diego Padres by 4 1/2 games.