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Old 09-01-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I miss being able to see the L.A. Sports Arena and Coliseum from the Harbor Freeway. I think they were visible through the '90s at least. I think now they're blocked by either cinder block walls or USC construction (it's hard to tell where they even are when heading south on the Harbor). Anyway, I always thought they were cool looking bits of architecture.

On a totally different note, anyone remember those aluminum ice cube trays with the hard to pull levers for releasing the cubes? This was before the ubiquity of built-in ice makers and the twist-to-release poly molds.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I miss being able to see the L.A. Sports Arena and Coliseum from the Harbor Freeway. I think they were visible through the '90s at least. I think now they're blocked by either cinder block walls or USC construction (it's hard to tell where they even are when heading south on the Harbor). Anyway, I always thought they were cool looking bits of architecture.

On a totally different note, anyone remember those aluminum ice cube trays with the hard to pull levers for releasing the cubes? This was before the ubiquity of built-in ice makers and the twist-to-release poly molds.
My parents still use those plastic ice trays. We were the last family in the neighborhood to get anything new: pushbutton phone, color TV, VCR, air conditioning for our cars (and we lived in Canoga Park). My mom even made my first pair of bell bottoms around 1970.


I remember the "mammoth" Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum view from the Harbor Freeway too.

I miss the legendary John Ramsey calling public address for USC, UCLA, Rams, Lakers, Kings, Dodgers and I think the Angels too.


"In Los Angeles, the roots of sports public address announcing can be traced back to John Ramsey, who started calling Dodger baseball games when they played their inaugural season at the Coliseum in 1958.
Ramsey became the voice of Los Angeles sports and went on to announce Lakers basketball, Rams and Raiders football, Kings hockey and USC football, among others."


from



Daily Trojan - The voice of the Coliseum (http://www.dailytrojan.com/2.1596/the-voice-of-the-coliseum-1.212357 - broken link)

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Old 09-01-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My parents still use those plastic ice trays.
They're not alone.... so do I. I've never had a fridge with an ice maker.

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I miss the legendary John Ramsey calling public address for Dodgers
And Helen Dell at the mighty Wurlitzer.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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And Helen Dell at the mighty Wurlitzer.
It was a Hammond Organ.

"...and Helen Dell on the Dodger Stadium Hammond Organ..." is the way I remember Jerry Doggett describing it.



Los Angeles Dodgers: Organ at the Stadium



BallparkTour.com - The Ballpark Organists


Here's a guy from the past: Steve Yeager 2008
(Photo authorized for redistribution under the Creative Commons License 2.0)
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Oooof! The years have not been kind.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Oooof! The years have not been kind.
HEY! He still has hair!
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If he looks like someone else who is famous it may be because his uncle was Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier (10/14/1947).

(Public Domain photos)
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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HEY! He still has hair!
At least he didn't blow up like a Macy's Thanksgiving Day float like his replacement did.
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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At least he didn't blow up like a Macy's Thanksgiving Day float like his replacement did.
I used to live about a mile from Mike Scioscia in Thousand Oaks. Imagine that drive for all home games.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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I've never had a fridge with an ice maker.
Same here, until we got our most recent fridge. We gave up on trying to find one without, almost non existent now, unless you go for one of the really, really cheap apartment sized ones at Best Buy. Too small for us ...
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