Found August 22, 2012 on Aaron Torres Sports:
To quote the Dos Equis, Most Interesting Man In the World: “I don’t often write Major League Baseball Stadium reviews here at Aaron Torres Sports. But when I do… they almost always become legendary.” No seriously, it’s true. To this day I still get e-mails about my Idiot’s Guide to Camden Yards, mostly from people attending the stadium for the first time and looking for advice (as if I’ve been there more than once). And after I did my recap of a semi-inebriated, half-forgotten day at Marlins Park, more questions, comments and tweets centered around the theme of “Wait, did you hook up at the stadium??” than anything to do with baseball. And for those wondering the answer to that question, sadly, it’s no. Still, it was a legendary day none the less. Today though, my ball park review of my first trip to Dodgers Stadium Monday night will be nothing like those last two. If you’re looking for me to discuss every little nuance like I did at Camden Yards two years ago, that isn’t happening

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Opportunity not knocking for Dodgers

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Giants sweep Dodgers in Los Angeles

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Hairston facing hip surgery, season over

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Dodgers lose second straight to Giants

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