by Mark Townsend
The ground began shaking at Dodger Stadium on Friday night after a registered magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattled the Los Angeles area.
The scene played out dramatically on live TV with legendary broadcaster Vin Scully calmly and succinctly describing the event as the center field camera shook wildly. The spring training game between the Dodgers and Angels was in the sixth inning at the time, and the action continued on uninterrupted, almost as if the players and umpires were immune to or unaware of what was happening. Many tenured players for both organizations have probably experienced their fair share of earthquakes over the years, so for them it may not have registered.
That said, fans were clearly aware, as were those covering the game in the press box. Many of which were rattled both literally and figuratively.