It was Burbank Night at Dodger Stadium and hundreds of Burbank citizens turned out to watch the Dodgers beat the World Series Champion Cardinals on a walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth. Mayor Dave Golonski threw out the first pitch and everyone after the game was treated to a fireworks show.
Problems at Dodger Stadium Are a Lot Deeper Then One Beating
By Craig Sherwood Executive Editor, BurbankNBeyond.com
Most of the time we talk only Burbank, but this time we are going ‘Beyond’, although it is a subject that most Burbank people will experience sometime this season, Dodger Stadium.
As a high school coach for the last 30 years, I have gone to my share of baseball games. In fact, baseball was on my mind even back in the 70′s after graduating from Burroughs. I took a full time job at Dodger Stadium working for Danny Goodman in the souvenir department. During the off season, we worked on restocking, and when the games came I sold souvenirs in the left field ‘yellow’ (bottom deck) section. It was not about making money, it was just being around the game and being able to meet the occasional player.
The O’Malley’s owned the Dodgers back then and everything was done with an amount of class. The people who worked there back then had mostly been there since the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn, and it was truly a family atmosphere.