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Money shuts out youth baseball team from using public field
Money shuts out youth baseball team from using public field

The L.A. Bulldogs youth baseball program has always struggled financially in its hard-pressed corner of east Hollywood. Parents and community supporters raise enough money for uniforms and equipment by selling caramel apples, jalapeno cheese popcorn and bottled water so their kids can play at Lemon Grove Recreation Center — on a ball field created as part of the Dodgers Dreamfields program. But this year the team is being locked out of the Dreamfield by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The city said it sold the rights to use the field during the premium weekday hours of 6 to 9 p.m. to a girls softball league founded by parents in the upscale Hancock Park area...

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