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Angel Stadium Is a Dirty Cesspool

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Angels fans can be quite snooty. They find Dodger Stadium to be dirty and violent. Thanks to the Gwendolyn Driscoll of the Orange County Register, I can now refute one of those claims.

In the last 2 1/2 years Orange County officials found 118 vermin violations at stadium kiosks and restaurants.

Of those reports, 33 represent "major" violdations, in which "rodent activity" was observed by health inspectors in a "critical area" of 18 stadium food venues.

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In about the same period, San Diego's Petco Park had two vermin violations and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles had seven, records show.

Apparently a good reason for this is that trash left after each Angels game isn't cleared up by maintenance crews until 5 am regardless of a day or night game. At Petco Park and Dodger Stadium, crews work throughout the night to clear the refuse.
Also in stadium kitchens, workers don't clean their workspaces at the end of the night.

In stadium kitchens, including the Diamond Club Kitchen and Bar, dirty dishes and pots were stacked on tabletops and in sinks. Counters were greasy and unwiped. WIlted lettuce and food products were left out on countertops.

I don't know how else to put this, but that is fucking digusting. I find it disturbing that Angels' management would allow their fans, as deplorable as I find them, to wallow in such filth. Even Raider's fans get better treatment than this in their home park at San Quentin.
Three years after one rodent went away, it looks like it'll be some time before this set of rodents leave. Way to go Angels.

Photo by The Bucky Hermit via flickr