Looking Back as Dodger Stadium Celebrates Its Jubilee

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Dodger Stadium was sold out on this 50th anniversary of opening day in Chavez Ravine.  Magic Johnson was not there, but the LAPD was out in force. We get a look back from a fan, who saw the Dodgers beat the Yankees in the World Series of 1963. Also, LA County's ban on plastic bags survived in a lower court, but bag-maker Hilex-Poly plans an appeal. It claims the County's 10¢ fee for a paper bag is an illegal tax. (And, where does that 10¢ go, anyway?)  On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, is "academic freedom" a disguise for religion?

Banner image: (L) Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley reacts after his sister Terry Seidler throws out the ceremonial first pitch to former Dodgers player and manager Tommy Lasorda on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on April 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. On April 10, 1962, at Dodger Stadium Peter and Terry's mother Kay threw out the ceremonial first pitch in the stadium her husband Walter built. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images