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Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Posted on: April 1, 2011 12:59 pm
Edited on: April 1, 2011 3:56 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Dodgers defeated the Giants on the field in Thursday night's season-opener, but apparently that wasn't enough for a pair of Dodgers fans.

LAPD is currently searching for two men who severely beat three men wearing Giants clothes following the game. The assailants were reportedly wearing Dodgers gear and followed the three Giants fans after the game. The attack, which was said to be unprovoked, occurred 8:30 p.m. PT in the parking lot. As the two were kicking and punching the victims, they were also reportedly yelling expletives about the Giants. One man is critically injured.

"The man suffered a serious head injury during the assault after the game,'' said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg. (LA Times ).

Police are actually asking for the help of what they believe was a large group of witnesses to the beatings. Police Detective Larry Burcher said there was "nothing of great value" found on stadium security cameras and has asked anyone who recorded the incident on a cell phone or video camera to come forward with the evidence.

"We're very confident there were witnesses, it happened immediately following the game when everybody was coming out," Burcher said.

The Dodgers have issued a statement on the situation:

"It is extremely unfortunate that this incident took place on what was otherwise a great day at Dodgers Stadium for tens of thousands of fans. We're committed to having the most fan and family friendly environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority."

Let's hope the perpetrators of this sad and cowardly act are brought to justice. There's no place for this junk in being a fan of professional sports -- which are supposed to be fun.

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Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

I would still encourage you to go (it is literally build into a cliffside, you start at the upper deck and actually go down into the stadium bowl), but if you do pay for some good seats if you are able.  The cheap seats are where the riff raff goes.  Inside the stadium the security is very responsive, outside, not so much.  I went to maybe 10-15 games out there, and after I didn't wear my teams colors (just that once), no issues at all.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Security at Dodger staium is horrendous. I went with my brother who was wearing Angel gear. I WAS a Dodger fan. Angels went up big. 7th, 8th inning when the beers started hitting the system thugs came out of the woodwork talking smack and throwing peanuts, plastic beer cups, pretty much everything they could get there hands on....no joke. 

Two ushers right on the aisle next to us didnt do shit......they were probably scared for their life too. Anyways we left.

Needless to say, that was the last time I put on a Dodger jersey.  Been to 6-7 ballparks and never seen anything like that shithole. Now I go to Rockies games in peace.



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:21 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Well put.  Fights are not like they are in Hollywood and they hurt.  Those who video tape them have not been in them.

After reading the posts from those who have been there in this thread, it is just not a safe place.  Baseball is a family sport and you should be able to attend a baseball game without feeling threatened, no matter what team you are rooting for. 

As a bouncer, you know that you had to remove people who threatened the safey of themselves and others.  The Dodgers should have security or PD on site.  Here is a thought, relocate the home games to a safer place.

I have remove Chavez Ravine from my list of ballparks to see.  I have seen so many and am sad I will not get to see this one. 

Sad.



Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:09 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

The problem is, they don't line up 1 by 1.  They line up 200 to 1.  I used to be a bouncer at a club.  There were 2 of us.  Club would hold 150 people.  Biggest fight we broke up involved about 15 people.  We had the advantage in that we'd come up from behind, collar them, throw them out 1 by 1.  Took about 5-10 minutes.  Lot of damage in that time.  I'm just saying, I go to the game to enjoy baseball, not to prove who can take the most punches or test fighting skills.  I go to relax.  Most people go to games to relax.  If you want to relax at Dodger stadium and are not cheering for the Dodgers, my advice is to not wear opposing colors.  I'm sure the Giants fans felt nothing would happen either, or if they did, that they were tough enough.  Didn't work out so well.  Just the world we live in, gotta be smart about things.



Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

Bunch of LOSERS...Id line them all up 1 by 1 and give them a good old fashion louisville beatdown and if lucky they might get the red pine colour, these people arent human, their PUNKS who think they run the stadiums because of a little logo or colour. Grow up you fucking idiots, and cheer for your team or any team and enjoy the game, and if you cant handle that, then stay the fuck home...


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Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:37 pm
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Since: Jun 23, 2008
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

A few things

1.  Dodger Stadium is a beautiful place to watch a game.  No stadium like it.  Don't get the Dodger dogs either, get the Louisiana Red Hots.

2.  To all those who talk about all the witnesses being cowards, Chavez Ravine is in the middle of serious gang territory.  No tailgating rules are there for a reason.  Inevitably, you will get gang bangers at the games.  They do carry weapons.  Most guns hold at least 6 bullets or more, so the outnumbering really doesn't mean much.  Security is actually good if you are inside the stadium.

3.  I wore Brewers stuff there once.  You know, the team that made the playoffs once in the past 25 years.  Not a real rivalry there.  Got harassed a bit, but just shrugged it off.  I have some good size so that probably kept things from escalating.

4 (Bolded to maximize fun if you go to a Dodger game).  If you go to a game at Dodger Stadium, my advice is do not wear your teams colors unless you are a Dodger fan.  Yes, it's wrong, you should be able to wear whatever you want, but in reality, you have nothing to prove.  Enjoy the game incognito, get your Louisana Red Hot, go home in one piece, and enjoy watching your team again down the road somewhere more fan friendly.  I never had those problems going to games at Petco or Anaheim, strictly a Dodger thing.

Hope the Giants fans get better.



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

I wonder if alcohol was involved?  Doesn't matter as long as the vendors made a lot of money, right? 





Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

The statement by the Dodgers is just ludicous. "Unfortunate" that someone is in critical condition? "Fan and family friendly," but no security cameras or actual security in the parking lot for a major rivalry, and Opening Day? Wow, I hope there is a lawsuit, cause it seems the only way these teams will fork over any money to actually make games family friendly is when it affects their bank account. Having said that --  the movie Cop Out was terrible, but I say the 2 punks that did this get something similar to what happened in this movie - i.e., tied to a chair in a batting cage and let some of the players have batting practice. This is just nuts. WTF people. Can we actuallly just go and have fun anymore without some jacka#$es doing crap like this? 



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Dodgers fans 'critically' beat Giants fan

That was in response to the guy who said he was racist.


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