All-Star Game Spotted By O.C. Health Inspectors

Somehow I agreed to make the perilous journey from Venice Beach to Anaheim for this afternoon’s MLB All-Star Game. (5:40pm first pitch!)

Angels Stadium Trash

Last time our brothers and sisters south of the Orange Curtain attracted such attention was 2007, when we noted the results of a then-recent Orange County Food Safety Dept. inspection of Anaheim’s MLB ballpark:

Angels Stadium was cited for “118 vermin violations that county officials logged at stadium kiosks and restaurants over the last 2½ years.

“Of those reports, 33 represent ‘major’ violations, in which ‘rodent activity’ was observed by health inspectors in a ‘critical area’ of 18 stadium food venues.“

That was three years ago.

Two weeks ago, the same inspectors revisited Angels Stadium.

Based on what they found, I don’t think I’ll be patronizing the Bo Belinsky-branded sauerkrat bar* tonight.

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Live Brog: Brooks At Red Sox-Angels In Anaheim

I’m coming to you live from inside and outside Angels Stadium tonight, with a Live Brog of ALDS Game 1 between the Red Sox and the Angels (we’ll just leave off the whole ridiculous L.A. thing, if you don’t mind).

Brooks with SbB Girls at Angels Stadium

(The fateful night St. Peters screwed me out of that dratted six-team parlay)

I’m hoping to take some interesting pics from outside the stadium and inside the Anaheim Hooter Girls breakroom the ballpark during the game. The in-game stuff (photos, commentary) can be problematic depending on cell reception, but SbB Managing Editor Jason Kaifesh who is pissed about losing a night off will be cheerfully overseeing the entire operation and have some snappy commentary and photo/video fun regardless. And you’re welcome to join in on the post thread anytime.

My Boy Barry Discount Tickets

Of course, I wouldn’t be at the game without My Boy Barry, who is (by far) the biggest ticket broker when it comes to affordable Angels and Dodgers playoff tickets. Hit his website or call 888-820 8499 and get your SbB discount (use code SbB 010).

So I’m all set to fumble hand the baton to the honorable Mr. Kaifesh, and get this show on the road. Start refreshing just before the game starts at 10p ET.

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