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Tailgating a strange rite of spring for Dodgers Stadium neighbors
Tailgating a strange rite of spring for Dodgers Stadium neighbors

It is opening day at Dodger Stadium -- a day that fans have anticipated for months and stadium neighbors have dreaded since the last opening day. In addition to being the start to the at-home season, it kicks off a season of headaches for the people who live in the surrounding neighborhoods. The annoyances include seemingly random traffic jams on surface streets at rush hour or weekend mornings, drunken pregame tailgating parties raging in adjacent Elysian Park, and trash left everywhere. Traditionally, opening day is the biggest pregame party of them all, often starting before the sun is fully up. It’s an odd sight to stumble on crowds of people chugging beer and barbequing...

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