An exhibition game between the California Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers was cancelled mid-game due to sewage on the field.
Via SF Gate:
The exhibition finale between the Angels and Dodgers was cut short because of a foul-smelling leak that spilled sewage onto the field in the fifth inning.
The game was called after a 32-minute delay with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over their Los Angeles rivals. The water main leak left a brown mess pooling near the Dodgers' dugout in foul territory as the grounds crew spread a drying agent and worked to clean up.
"I'm not going to tell you what it really was," Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles said. "That's messed up. It's nasty."
There was definitely an undeniable stench, according to players.
"I thought it was Gatorade or something coming from the stands. I don't know. They said it was the sewer," Toles said. "I smelled it. It was nasty, man."
After about 10 minutes of waiting on the field, both teams returned to their respective dugouts. Umpire crew chief Gerry Davis announced the delay as officials tried to determine if it was a stadium or city issue.
"Apparently, there was a pipe backup on two different levels of the stadium," Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said after the game. "We don't know exactly where the backup was, or what caused it. It had something to do with a main pipe here, as well as main pipe outside the stadium."
Kasten was unsure if the Dodgers would refund fans, but said officials would discuss the situation on Wednesday.