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Past Program Video | For Want of a Stadium: A Story of Development, Displacement, and the Dodgers


We all know the story…

After their 1955 World Series win, Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley uprooted Brooklyn’s beloved team, moving “Dem Bums” to the sun and palm trees in LA. But what was the impact on their adopted city? In the new book Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught In Between, former VICE sports editor Eric Nusbaum delves into the story of building Dodgers Stadium. From the Mexican-American communities it displaced, to the upheaval it caused to the city’s urban flow, Nusbaum drives home an untold tale of lofty ambitions and heavy costs. Sports writer David Roth leads this conversation.


Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:00 pm

Online Program via Zoom Webinar


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    Eric Nusbaum

    Eric Nusbaum is a writer and former editor at VICE. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The Daily Beast, Deadspin, and the Best American Sports Writing anthology. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has also lived and worked in Mexico City, New York, and Seattle. He now lives in Tacoma, Washington with his family.

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    David Roth

    David Roth was most recently an editor at Deadspin, and has recently written for The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Baffler, Food & Wine, and the Columbia Journalism Review. His story “Downward Spiral” appeared in the Best American Sportswriting anthology in 2018. He’s from New Jersey and lives in New York.