When you think of rat-infested hellholes, usually you're veering more toward Detroit, or The Bronx, or even downtown St. Louis. You're not necessarily thinking of Anaheim. But boy howdy, they sure are having some rat problems in the land of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
How bad are the rodents at Angel Stadium? They're 13 times that of the Padres' and Dodgers' stadiums ... combined.
Of those reports, 33 represent "major" violations, in which "rodent activity" was observed by health inspectors in a "critical area" of 18 stadium food venues. "It should be zero. A restaurant is closed down for these kinds of things," said Richard Sanchez, the director of environmental health for the county Health Care Agency.
We never thought we would see the day that a corporation would brag (inaccurately) that they're from Los Angeles in order to seem as if they are cleaner, but hey: Go Angels. Sadly, we now know why it's been so long since we saw the Rally Monkey.
Rat Infestation At Angel Stadium [Orange Country Register]