Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Dodger Stadium sewage leak cuts short final spring training game

Dodger Stadium sewage leak cuts short final spring training game

A leak in the system caused foul-smelling sewage to spill onto the field. The Dodgers and San Francisco Giants face off at 4 p.m. with special pre-game ceremonies (including a ceremonial first pitch thrown by 1988 World Series hero Kirk Gibson) scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Several Dodgers told the Los Angeles Times that the clubhouse was not affected by the leak but that the coaches' and video rooms took some damage.

Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling had the flawless way to sum up the ordeal. "That's messed up. It's nasty". However, by the time the game had been suspended for 32 minutes, the pool had spread into the first row of seats.

While we wait for Stripling to dumb that joke down a bit, Dodgers President Stan Kasten explained that team officials are still trying to figure out what exactly went wrong at the 56-year-old stadium.

And in a move I can't help but respect, they are giving away essentially the equal value of those ST tickets in the form of discounted tickets for when the Marlins come to town this season. The team said a backed-up sewer main was to blame.

"I smelled it", Toles said. "We don't know where the backup was or what caused it other than a main pipe here and a main pipe outside the stadium". "It's unfortunate. We're all winding down spring training". "Kike and Mariana have been such strong advocates for Puerto Rico and we want to join their families and loved ones in helping fix the community and work towards a return to normalcy". "When you had a lake forming around the third base area that wasn't going to stop, it's just unfortunate".

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