I remember Chavez Ravine being used colloquially in writings about the Dodgers for many years, in addition to the Angels' early references before they moved into the original Anaheim Stadium. I haven't seen it used too often, if at all, in the years since. The complete story of how the land was chosen, the stadium was built, and the true actuality of the Chicanos who squatted there, is told in two splendid books, Mr. Neil Sullivan's The Dodgers Move West, and Mr. Michael Shaprio's The Last Good Season: Brooklyn, the Dodgers, and Their Final Pennant Race Together.
posted on 11/02/2011 11:50:27 PM PDT
(Another brief interlude from the small apartment halfway up in the middle of nowhere in particular)
“I remember Chavez Ravine being used colloquially in writings about the Dodgers for many years,”
Me too. Back then it didn’t seem to have the potentially deep political meaning and symbolism, as some here seem to feel it must.
I guess long before I became a true conservative, I came to accept things as they were, here in the southwest.
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