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Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Posted on: June 28, 2011 12:52 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2011 1:27 pm
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By Matt Snyder

Now that TMZ uncovered a video of beating victim Bryan Stow arguing with Dodgers fans in the crowd back on Opening Day -- before being jumped from behind and beaten into a coma by a pair of Dodgers fans in the parking lot -- the story continues to grow.

The latest revelation is that the man arguing with Stow in the video has text messaged about Stow's behavior before the assault.

Juan Banda, who was arguing with Stow during the game, reportedly told his friends to watch his back as he got up for a bit, but nothing happened. Banda also said "[Stow] did have a mouth, though!"

The major quote from the exchange is that Stow told Banda, "I'd rather eat my own feces than eat a Dodger Dog," to which Banda said Stow crossed the line. Banda also pointed out, "maybe [Stow] said the wrong thing to the wrong guys!" (all quotes via text messages recovered by TMZ.com)

OK, well, I guess that's possible.

It's possible he said far worse to incite the assailants and no witness has come forward to tell authorities, but if the only thing he said is he'd rather eat crap than a hot dog, is that really worth jumping the guy?

He apparently didn't even use profanity when he said it. I understand we're trying to get both sides of the story and that it's possible Stow wasn't a complete angel for the entire game. But exchanging words about Dodger Dogs doesn't make it acceptable for two guys to jump one from behind and beat him within an inch of his life.

That doesn't add up.

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Comments

Since: Jul 23, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

JJwins. Not all the latins are like the words you wrote. I'm latin  and those people you mention probably will be mexicans  with their big pants around the knees, tatoos on their chest and back about the "virgin"  and their stupid mustaches. I hate them too. But not all Latin people are like them



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

As a huge sports fan living in NY I can honestly say I prefer staying home and watching my teams play rather then go spend 3 or 4 hours with a crowd generally littered with people who are at these games strictly to get drunknand start some sort of trouble or just general annoying behavior. I'm 6'2 225 and am not ever worried about my saftey, what I am worried about is having to at some point make the decision to confront some drunk loudmouth, and put myself in a position I really don't need to be in. In NY this is really only the case at Mets games for me. I'm a big mets fan and used to have great season tix for 25 games a year, but I would find myself so disgusted by the behavior of some of the fans, that I'd end up giving away tickets to half the games, and this was during the years they were right in the playoff race, 2006 - 2008. It's all based on alcohol, and the reality is as a guy who doesn't drink, while I totally understand having a couple of beers at a ballgame should be pretty simple. Unfortunatley enough people can't handle that. They feel the need to suck down 8 beers and force the people around them to either confront them or sit there and have the night ruined. It's a sad state of affairs,but it's basically just a small sample of what life is like in the era we live. People don't respect one another.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

There's no news in the fact that he must have had a verbal altercation with his attackers.  I find Bandas comments to be suspicious. Legally, it does not matter what was said. The attackers are guilty, case closed.  Sounds like some people want to justify beating someone into a coma.  Thats crazy.



Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

The guy didn't deserve to get beat inches from his life,and if he is brain dead he is basicly dead.Even if the guy was an asshole he should not have been beat to death.



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

I think we can all agree that no one deserves to be beaten into a coma.  

Interacting with other people in a mature, non-hostile manner usually does not invite such a beating.  But when you act like an idiot in a hostile manner, the people that respond are usually hostile idiots.  Provoking hostile idiots in an inflammatory situation is never a good idea and rarely does it end well. Unfortunately when 50,000 people get together there are going to be some hostile idiots in the crowd who think that its OK to beat other hostile idiots. When you go to a game with your family, show your kids how they should act and avoid interacting with the hostile idiots by not becoming a hostile idiot yourself.



Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Vix, it does not matter what the man said.  Who cares what he said.  It is not worth his life and it is not worth his kids not having a functioning father.  At sporting events fans get loud, you say what you have to say and move on.  But acting on words in a violent manner is pathetic.  Those two pieces of garbage deserve the same fate that the giants fan got.  An eye for an eye and then someone can tell their children that their fathers are in a coma because of a dodger dog.  Grow up people and get a life please.



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Vix said: but I'm glad this story is coming out, because before this, the media was portraying a picture of LA that made people think you can end up in the hospital by simply wearing another team's jersey to Dodger Stadium, and I don't believe that is accurate at all.

I am sure more logical people who can think for themselves don't believe what they hear or read in the media, nor from clowns like Back, Maddow or Olberman.  I think most intelligent people know there are certain elements in certain stadiums in all sports that make it a place where you expect harassment but no one expects to go to a game and to have this happen because they insulted Dodger Dogs right?  LA is a haven for scum just like Philly but I know most on here know that it is only a small percentage that take it too far as was the case here!




Since: Apr 26, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Dumb ass fans, beat a guy to death because of a hotdog.  That is the dumbest crap I have ever heard of.  Those two fans need to be found and beat within a inch of their lives and then given a dodger dog.  This is the world we live in today!  A dodger dog is worth more than a human life.  Go figure!!



Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 6:06 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Understood Vin, unfortunately this is the norm amongst our latino neighbors. Remember the poor Steeler fan that got beat down, pissed on and had his gear ripped at a Raider game? Romey still talks about that. And, although not LA but still SoCal and by the same group, Raider esse knifing Charger fan at The Murph 7 years ago, on video!! This is a major problem at ANY event here with more than a couple thousand gathering.Should see the crap they start and the mess they leave during the 4th here in HB. Residents don't even wanna go to the beach for the fireworks anymore.




Since: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Stow: 'I'd rather eat feces than a Dodger Dog'

Most of you are missing the point here.  The victim was video taped yelling at SOMEONE ELSE about the Dodger Dog, not the assailants.  The point is that obviously the guy had a big mouth, and odds are he was running it off to the assailants, and who knows what he said.  I'm not saying the beating was justified by any means, but I'm glad this story is coming out, because before this, the media was portraying a picture of LA that made people think you can end up in the hospital by simply wearing another team's jersey to Dodger Stadium, and I don't believe that is accurate at all.


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