— Curt Sandoval (@abc7curt) March 28, 2018
You might’ve seen this mess that occurred during the Dodger’s final Spring Training game on Tuesday night. A sewage leak caused water and piss and shit to spill out onto the field near the dugouts. The grounds crew worked hard to stop the shit leak, but to no avail causing the game to be canceled.
I’m down here in the bowels (pun intended) of the flood outside the #Dodgers dugout. It does not smell like sewage. Im pretty sure it’s tertiary water #Dodgers #Angels #FreewaySeries pic.twitter.com/odIxsJtw6I
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) March 28, 2018
Now that was a Spring Training game, so who cares right? What really matters was getting that field right and ready to go for Opening Day today. But in case that Spring Training game ended up being the only game some poor fan could attend this season, the Dodgers announced they would be offering refunds.
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. These fans will literally get to see shit at Dodger Stadium again.
The Dodgers did not offer refunds to fans at last night’s sewage-shortened game. Instead, according to messages sent to those fans this afternoon, the Dodgers “as an acknowledgement of the inconvenience” offered discounts to tickets to games against the Marlins.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 29, 2018
That’s right, they aren’t refunding these things willy-nilly. The Marlins, who are basically trotting out a triple-A team this season, is probably equal to or maybe even less valuable than those Spring Training tickets. So they aren’t just going to toss out full refunds for an exhibition game that got ruined by some poopy water.
You want a refund for this fake game that doesn’t count? Here, go watch the Marlins.
So the Dodgers’ solution is to invite fans back for a full nine innings’ worth of raw sewage on the field? Interesting approach.
— Aaron Burkart (@aaronburkart) March 29, 2018