Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Earthquake.......No Problem.....We're Still Playing!

5.4 earthquake rocks L.A. area; minor injuries and damage reported

From the Los Angeles Times:

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted large parts of Southern California late this morning, shaking a wide swath from Ventura County to San Diego and causing minor damage and a few injuries.

The quake rattled buildings in downtown Los Angeles and was felt as far east as Palm Springs. It was centered near Chino Hills, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

But........the games go on........as in baseball:

From....Yahoo Sports:

Dodgers-Giants game to be played despite earthquake

LOS ANGELES (TICKER) —Tuesday’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants will be played at its scheduled time despite an earthquake that hit Southern California earlier in the afternoon.

A tremor measured with a 5.4 magnitude struck near

ly 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles in the city of Chino Hills at 2:42 p.m. EDT. The city in the county of San Bernardino is a relatively remote area.

When contacted by PA SportsTicker, a spokeswoman for the Dodgers confirmed that there was some shaking of Dodger Stadium but no damage was found and the game would be played as scheduled.

Los Angeles is hosting San Francisco in the second game of a three-game series with the first pitch tabbed for 10:10 p.m. EDT.

You gotta love.....Major League Baseball.......You can't play in the rain........but earthquakes? And aftershocks?

We play on........

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