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L.A. City Hall lights up Dodger blue after Game 3 win

October 15, 2013|By Jason Wells
  • L.A. City Hall was lighted up in Dodger blue early Tuesday following the Dodgers' home win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
L.A. City Hall was lighted up in Dodger blue early Tuesday following the… (Jason Wells / Los Angeles…)

Not long after the Dodgers revived their standing in the National League Championship Series with a 3-0 victory Monday night over the St. Louis Cardinals, a call came down from the L.A. mayor’s office: Flip the switch.

And just like that, the tower of Los Angeles City Hall downtown was awash in blue light, and remained so into the early morning hours Tuesday.

The lighting switch doesn’t happen often. Since Mayor Eric Garcetti took office, it’s happened only once -- for his inauguration. But the home game Monday kept the Dodgers from looking at an 0-3 hole in the championship series, reinvigorating thousands of towel-waving fans.

The victory leaves the Dodgers down two games to one in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is scheduled Tuesday at 5 p.m. PDT at Dodger Stadium.

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So will the tower go blue again?

The official, who declined be named because the official wasn't authorized to speak, said there is always a conversation about whether to honor the request to go blue. National tragedies or politically hot times can sideline requests among officials who don’t want to appear unseemly.  

That said, the Dodgers tying up the series Tuesday night would likely spur another call to flip the blue switch.

“Here’s hoping,” the official said.


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