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Pushing and Shoving Can Spoil Camera Day

May 11, 1985

For the past four years, I've been taking my son, Ryan, to the annual Angel and Dodger camera days. It's a chance to take my son's picture with of the ballplayers, those who are willing to stop and hold him. The format has been pretty much standard, with the fans allowed down on the field and the players and coaches, all 25 or 30 of them, filing by on the outfield grass. This year, the Angels' brain trust decided to have the 15,000 to 20,000 fans move around while the players stay still. Needless to say, there was a lot of unnecessary pushing and shoving, and less time and chance to take pictures.

Dodgers, please take notice. Let's leave all the Mickey Mouse operations in Anaheim.

DARRYL L. CIREL

Garden Grove

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