Mayor Eric Garcetti Is "Open" To Parade Alternatives For Lakers & Dodgers


On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in 6 game games to win their first title since 1988 and eliminating a 32 year drought. Now that they have joined the Lakers with the two teams winning a title in the same year the city might explode with pent up joy, and there is increasing political pressure on the Mayor’s office to allow a parade, or some other sort of celebration.

Garcetti later elaborated on his thoughts to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times:

“I definitely intend to have the opportunity for Angelenos to celebrate the Lakers and, on their own day, the Dodgers,” Mayor Eric Garcetti told The Times late Tuesday night.
How those celebrations might take place is uncertain, with social distancing still mandated as the coronavirus continues its significant spread throughout Southern California. One idea Garcetti threw out: a hilltop reign at Griffith Park.
“Stick them up at the observatory,” he said, “and watch them preside over the town as champions.”
He said he is open to all suggestions, with the Lakers and Dodgers ultimately deciding what fits each team best.

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