Full capacity Dodger stadium will lift spirits

By Brenda de la Cruz

BATTER UP— Picture taken outside of right field pavillion.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will welcome fans at full capacity beginning June 15, and as a die-hard Dodger fan, I couldn’t be happier.

With the pandemic affecting everyone in one way or another since last year, many people are craving a chance to get back to normal and to live their lives. 

While it is still scary to think of putting down our guards so soon, it was bound to happen at some point. In order to go back to normal, we need to start somewhere.

Allowing fans to return to their favorite ballpark doesn’t automatically mean disaster. 

The team agreed to follow precautions and abide by any changes as they come, including changes from state, county or city authorities.   

It almost feels as if they deserve this after everything endured last year. 

People want to have fun and enjoy the summer that’s approaching. 

Dodger fans couldn’t even celebrate their baseball team winning a World Series after 32 years because of the pandemic.

As of May 23, more than 100 million Americans have been fully vaccinated, as reported by data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

With this turnout, it makes sense that many are itching to get out and that they feel safer doing so.  People cannot stay inside forever or continue living in fear. 

Despite the vaccines having a good turnout, folks should still wear their masks to be on the safe side, and also to protect those who are not yet vaccinated. 

There will always be those who will not get the vaccine nor wear their masks. 

Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done other than enforce the rules regarding masks and such. 

However, the majority shouldn’t miss out on going back to normal all because of those who don’t seem to care about others but themselves. It’s time to start trying to live again.

 Full-capacity at Dodger stadium means having 50,000-seat games available for purchase to the public starting tomorrow at 4 p.m. on the team’s website. 

All home games prior to June 15 will continue to be sold in pods for those socially distanced and those fully vaccinated.

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