Missing will be the soothing sound of a ballpark organ, as 28-year veteran Nancy Bea Hefley's workload has been reduced to one song during the actual game. One. She waits for seven innings, plays "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and goes home.Assuming this was a Dodgers front office decision and not simply a choice made by Nancy Bea herself, this is, well, just some straight up bullshit. I can't imagine they didn't think there would be a backlash against relegating one of the stadium's most treasured assets.
Having attended last night's exhibition game versus the Angels, it is already evident that the stadium is continuing its tilt toward complete corporate dominance. Every inch is monetized, including by that sickening swill Montejo (owned by Budweiser, which is owned by InBev). I know players cost money but the front office has to realize what has brought fans to the Yard through thick and thin and keep sight of the idea of stadium as community, not just an ATM.