LA Dodgers game abandoned after sewage lake forms in foul territory


first_imgMLB Shohei Ohtani: the future of baseball or empty hype? Los Angeles Dodgers news Los Angeles Topics There was definitely an undeniable stench, according to players. “I thought it was Gatorade or something coming from the stands. I don’t know. They said it was the sewer,” Toles said. “I smelled it. It was nasty, man.”After about 10 minutes of waiting on the field, both teams returned to their respective dugouts. Umpire crew chief Gerry Davis announced the delay as officials tried to determine if it was a stadium or city issue.“Apparently, there was a pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said after the game. “We don’t know exactly where the backup was, or what caused it. It had something to do with a main pipe here, as well as main pipe outside the stadium.”Kasten was unsure if the Dodgers would refund fans, but said officials would discuss the situation on Wednesday.Because the losing team had at least five chances to bat, the final score and statistics will count as an official game in spring training records. Matt Kemp homered in the fourth to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead.“You can always say you’ve seen everything, but we haven’t seen something like that,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “It’s unfortunate. We’re all winding down spring training. You want to finish strong. When you had a lake forming around the third base area that wasn’t going to stop, it’s just unfortunate.”The leak might have reached the coaches’ offices, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wouldn’t confirm or deny that. “I’ll get back to you guys tomorrow,” he said. “We’ll figure it out.” Both teams open the regular season on Thursday, with the Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants and the Angels playing in Oakland, where leaking sewage at the old Coliseum has been a problem several times in recent years. Baseball Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. US sports “I’m not going to tell you what it really was,” Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles said. “That’s messed up. It’s nasty.” Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte)I’m down here in the bowels (pun intended) of the flood outside the #Dodgers dugout. It does not smell like sewage. Im pretty sure it’s tertiary water #Dodgers #Angels #FreewaySeries pic.twitter.com/odIxsJtw6IMarch 28, 2018 Los Angeles Angels Reuse this content Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Share via Email Spring training came to a repulsive end on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut short because of a foul-smelling leak that spilled sewage onto the field in the fifth inning.The game was halted for good after a 32-minute delay in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over their Los Angeles rivals. The water-main leak left a brown mess pooling near the Dodgers’ dugout in – appropriately – foul territory as the grounds crew spread a drying agent and worked to clean up. Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedInlast_img