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Oh, say, can you be quiet during the national anthem?

Oh, say, can you be quiet during the national anthem?

At 15 major league ballparks on Independence Day, something routine, and wonderful, will happen. Well before the first pitch, people will rise, some placing their right hands over their hearts, some singing along, even during the screechy parts of "The Star-Spangled Banner."

That's in the seating area of the stadiums.

But away from the seats, the national anthem sometimes competes with the hollers of children playing, the crinkle of chips bags at lunch tables, the gushing of beer out of taps and the thumping march of footsteps.

In contrast, there's Dodger Stadium, where something entirely different sometimes plays out in the concourses because of...

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