You probably remember last year’s shutdown of food service at Angel Stadium after the ballpark’s food service operation was outed for innumerable health code violations.
Portfolio.com follows up on that today with a report on further abuses throughout the league, including Yankee Stadium, Citizens Bank Park, Coors Field, Miller Park, AT&T Park, Shea Stadium, Safeco Field, Kauffman Stadium and the worst offender of all - McAfee Coliseum in Oakland. Read more…
ORANGE COUNTY OUTLET TRASHES “LOS ANGELES” ANGELS: The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER delivered a bonecrushing hit piece on the Angels Sunday, as the newspaper reported that 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.“Even more shocking is that Barry Bonds didn’t visit the park a single time during that time period.
The Register concludes that the reason for the rat problem stems from the fact that the Angels don’t clean up discarded trash in the ballpark until the morning after a game. The Padres and Dodgers both clean up trash at their stadiums immediately after the final out.
Excerpt: “On a recent 6 a.m. tour of the stadium – 12 hours after the end of a day game – Register staff observed nachos, peanuts, melted ice cream and ketchup-stained wrappers, among other edible refuse, lying on the floor of the stands.“In stadium kitchens, including the Diamond Club Kitchen and Bar, dirty dishes and pots were stacked on tabletops and in sinks. Counters were greasy and unwiped. Wilted lettuce and food products were left out on countertops.”
Question: Do you think if Arte Moreno hadn’t taken a steaming dump on the city of Anaheim (eight miles from the OC Register’s in Santa Ana) with the whole Los Angeles Angels charade, the local yokels would be firing back with (rat) turds of their own (we LOVE the rotting garbage sideshow!)?