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Dodgers change game time, August 14, 1958

Dodgers change game time to 4 p.m. By Keith Thursby
Times staff writer

Baseball or the beach?

The Dodgers changed the starting time of three day games from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and said they were trying to make their fans happier.

"We have received complaints from fans who said that they would like to go to the beach and the ballgame but can't do both," General Manager Buzzie Bavasi said. "We also realize that it's uncomfortable for the fans, sitting in the sun in an uncovered stadium."

Maybe that's the real reason so many people bring beach balls to baseball games.

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That's a great item...but how about taking a closer look at the Taunus? The Taunus? A German Ford. An economy car that's perfect for L.A. traffic. I want a Taunus. Whatever happened to the Taunus? (Ford used to put out a British model called the Cortina...Wonder if there's any connection).

This "beach or baseball?" concept is even earlier evidence to support Lee Elia's theory that all fans who attend day games are chronically unemployed :)

The rant remembered:,1,4090986.storygallery


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