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Morning Briefing: A Once-In-A-Lifetime World Series

The Sunset gate entrance to Dodger Stadium. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Editor’s Note: In yesterday's morning briefing, we incorrectly reported that a ballot box had been set on fire in Baldwin Hills. In fact, the ballot box was set on fire in Baldwin Park. LAist regrets the error.

Good morning, L.A.

The Dodgers are playing in the World Series, but game-watching for fans is in uncharted territory. Large indoor gatherings are prohibited, bars are outdoor-only, and the World Series is being played in Texas.

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But die-hard fans of the boys in blue do have one other option: shell out $75 for a spot in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, where the games are being projected onto giant screens. My colleague Aaron Schrank scoped out the scene during Game 1.

Security was tight, he noted, with personnel making the rounds in golf carts to ensure that attendees were staying in their cars or truck beds, and that no one tried to sneak in alcohol. (Godspeed, sirs.) But mostly, Aaron spoke with folks who wanted to relive old memories, spend time with family and friends, and take advantage of what might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"I probably would never get the chance to afford to go to an actual World Series game," said Kezia Evans of Long Beach. “I think this is the closest we can get. With the year that we've had, I think it's kind of nice to be able to somewhat have a normal experience watching the game with other fans."

The series is now 1-1 after the Rays beat the Dodgers last night 6-4.

Keep reading for more on what’s happening in L.A. today, and stay safe out there.

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Go Dodgers: This is what it was like to watch Game 1 of the World Series from the Dodger Stadium parking lot.

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Fans gather in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium to watch the World Series together in the time of social distancing.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified where the ballot box fire took place. LAist regrets the error.


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