28-year old Jorge Gutierrez says, "I got an email once that said, 'Go back to Mexico because you’re gay and a wetback.' It's not the first time I've gotten something like that. It just tells me I’m dong the work I'm supposed to do.
It’s easy to let ourselves turn into angry passengers. But with just a little bit of conscious effort, we can smile, laugh at the delays and make sure that through the vagaries of the voyage we remain, all of us, good traveling companions.
"They promised this was going to be a spectacle beyond the likes of anything we'd ever seen in San Diego, and in a certain tragic sense, they redeemed that promise. We've never seen anything quite like the disaster that was Valitar."
The L.A. Dodgers open the 2013 season against the Giants this coming Monday at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers' ownership spent the off-season giving the stadium a $100-million makeover. KPCC's Brian Watt says it's all part of a strategy to cultivate fan loyalty.
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