Angels vs Dodgers

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim VS Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Game

Angels vs Dodgers Baseball Game

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim played the Los Angeles Dodgers at Anaheim Stadium on June 22, 2012. It was the highest attendance ever for a regular season baseball game at Anaheim Stadium. There was no shortage of fans for both teams, which is no surprise since the two counties, Orange County, the home of the Angels, and Los Angeles County, the home of the Dodgers, are a short distance from each other. The Los Angeles Dodgers took an early 5-0 lead in the game but that would be the only 5 runs they scored all night. The Angels ended up with the win, scoring 8 runs. It was an exciting game to be a part of. Here is my review of the game and of Angel Stadium, also known as "The Big A". 

Angels vs Dodgers Game

Anaheim Stadium

Angles vs Dodgers Game

The Angels vs the Dodgers game at Anaheim Stadium was an exciting game! The Dodgers took the lead early, scoring 5 runs, which really pumped up the Dodger fans. However, it would be the only 5 runs they scored for the rest of the game. Since I've lived in both counties, it was had to choose a team to root for. Although it was at Anaheim Stadium in Orange County, there were an equal amount of Los Angeles Dodger fans that showed up to support their team. The game broke a record for having the most attendance for a regular season game at Anaheim Stadium. 

This was the first time we sat in seats on the top deck, which was interesting to say the least. The fans on the top deck are allowed to stand on the deck (behind the red line of course) and drink and socialize. They are not required to sit in their seats like at most stadiums. The excitement, and rowdiness for lack of a better word, on the top deck is much different than from the seats on the lower decks. If you like to drink and socialize, the top deck is the place to be. You're also more likely to see more fans fighting on the top deck. A fight over a stall in the bathroom, an ice throwing fight, and someone walking by with a bloody eye were just 3 of the things I witnessed. I guess that's expected when you have rival teams such as the Angels and Dodgers playing, and massive amounts of alcohol being consumed by dedicated baseball fans. 

Angel Stadium has awesome food and a variety of concession stands ranging from Chinese food to the traditional stadium hot dog. However, if you are use to the Dodger dogs at Dodger Stadium you will be very disappointed with the $4.50 Angel dog that is about 1/4 the size of a Dodger dog. There are several spots around the stadium where you can dine, including a nice picnic type area behind center field. There is no shortage of alcohol stands. You can purchase whiskey, beer, wine and a variety of other alcoholic beverages. Most stadiums stop serving alcohol in the 7th inning. On the top deck they stopped serving alcohol in the 6th inning. I don't know if this is the norm for Anaheim Stadium or if they stopped serving alcohol because too many fans were getting drunk and too rowdy.  

During the 7th inning the Angel girls go on the field and shoot t-shirts from a cannon into the crowd (see photo below). Fireworks go off high above center field every time a player from the home team hits a home run.

The Angels were victorious in this game, winning 8-5.  

At the 7th inning the Angel girls blast t-shirts out of a cannon and into the crowd.

Fireworks go off every time a player from the home team hits a home run.

Huh?

Beware of bats... really?

Beware Sign

I thought this sign was funny because there is no way a "bat" is going to come in this area. It is so high up that a bat could be thrown from right field and it still wouldn't reach this area.

One beer down, 2 to go! In case you are wondering, beers cost $10 at the stadium.

Angel Fan

Angel Gear

I'm not sure what you would call this. A Dodger Clown in Mickey clothing? His face was painted like a clown and he was wearing Mickey Mouse shorts and Dodger clown shoes.

Dodger Gear

Dodger Stadium Seat

Watch the Dodger game in comfort and style with a cushioned seat. It has adjustable reclining straps, and velcro straps if you want to secure it to the bleacher.

Anaheim Stadium Fun Facts

Anaheim Stadium

Anaheim Stadium opened on April 19, 1966. It is located in the city of Anaheim in Orange County, California, and about 3 miles from Disneyland. The unofficial nickname for the stadium is, "The Big A". The entrance of the stadium has 2 giant Angel hats (see photo below). It's seating capacity is 45,957. 

Anaheim Stadium was previously the home of the Los Angeles Rams football team. It is the 4th oldest active major league baseball stadium, and is where Mickey Mantlel hit his last game-winning home run and Nolan Ryan threw 4 of his 7 no-hitters. 

Photos Around the Stadium

Renting A Private Luxury Suite At Anaheim Stadium

Baseball

You can rent a Platinum Suite located about 50 feet from batters box for about $3,395 for a non-premium game. It includes 12 tickets and 3 parking passes. The cost for premium games is $7,495. It includes a private bathroom, catering options and your very own personal suite attendant. 

You can rent Gold, Silver and Bronze Suites starting at $1,195 for non-premium games. Prices start at $2,195 for premium games. The price includes a suite attendant and catering options.

The largest suites are the Party Suites. You can rent them for $2,995 for non-premium games. They cost $5.695 to rent for premium games. They include 36 tickets and 6 parking passes. The price includes in suite TV monitors and wet bar, scoreboard recognition for your group and optional catering service. 

*Premium Games: April 6, May 28-30, June 1, 22-24, July 20 and August 28-30.

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bill on said:
I haven't been to California in years, these photos really make me miss being there. This sounds like an incredible time. Even though the drinks are ten bucks a pop, it sounds like it was money well spent.

Great job with the photos! Were these pictures from your phone - and which phone if so? I finally succumbed and bought an iPhone just the other day and upgraded from a Blackberry, which is en route.

Excellent job with this leaf!
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Yes, fun times for sure. No, photos weren't taken with my phone. I took them with my Nikon Coolpix camera. I used to be a Blackberry fan too...until I upgraded like you. You're going to love your new phone.
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bill on said:
You were right, I love my phone and I'm addicted to it now. I've already taken 500 photos in just a couple of weeks.
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I think I take more photos for leaf ideas than I do of family :)
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I think I take more photos for leaf ideas than I do of family :)
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mihgasper on said:
And I was thinking about LA always as a city of basketball and from now on also a hockey capital (with our Anze Kopitar as one of the Kings)!
It looks baseball is still alive and kickin'
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bill on said:
This leaf will be featured on the Magna Cum Laude blog in the morning! Congratulations on a job well done.
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bushaex on said:
Where would the Dodgers be without Vin Scully? What a treasure!
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Nice to see a Dodgers/Angels fan writing a leaf! Yay - California!
Actually, I'm a New Yorker -- love those Mets (and Yankees!!)
LOL.
Great leaf..

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