Wednesday, February 01, 2006

When the Sun Sets at Dodger Stadium

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When the sun sets at Dodger Stadium, I
am impressed first of all with the
mountains because, at this time of year,
they are fully defined. It makes me think of
some of the great artists who did Western
paintings — Frederic Remington, Charles
Russell, Frank McCarthy, to name a few
— because they must have been inspired by

And then the cloud formations. At sunset,
they turn pink. And as it continues, the
closer you are to sunset, the clouds are still
kind of gold. Farther away in center field
and right field, you’re away from the
sunset and the clouds are turning purple.
So you think of an artist’s palette with
various colors, and it just takes your
breath away.

Down on the field, a ballgame is just
beginning. But the sunset becomes a
major distraction because it’s so
overwhelming it’s hard to take your eyes
off it. And then the palm trees — there’s a
group of palm trees on the hill behind left
field — they are defined against the sky,
and they are turning colors with the
sunset. You can’t see that anywhere else in
a ballpark.”
Vin Scully
Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2003
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