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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
 
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: May 18, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:48 pm
 

Police Arrest Farmer John

"There are a lot of things people are allowed to say at a Dodger Game but attacking the much loved Dodger Dog justifies the actions of whomever did this." This was the statement issued by Farmer John when being led away in cuffs by PETA and the LAPD.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:45 pm
 

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

   Yeah, this is REALLY a good reason to gang up with others and beat the hell out of somebody....because they insulted the home team's hot dogs.  One can only imagine what would have happened had Stow insulted Del Taco or Taco Bell!



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:42 pm
 

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

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

My guess is he yelled a lot more than that. I always thought there was more to this story than just a random act of violence. Stow is not as innocent a victim as he was made out to be.  He still didn't deserve the beating he got but sometimes their are consequences to having a big mouth. Braggarts sometimes get their comeuppance.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:40 pm
 

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

You can mess with me and my team, but don't mess with my hot dog.  That's just plain crossing the line.

Any fan who goes to a ball game should never feel the need to have someone "watch his back."  That's ridiculous.  Of course bantering back-and-forth and heckling can be expected, but it should never elevate to threats or violence.  If someone truly feels he needs someone to watch his back, then security should be called to step in immediately.  Ballgames should be a fun, fan-friendly atmosphere.  Afterall, this isn't international soccer.





Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:37 pm
 

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

TMZ can eat my %?!*. Worthless ambulance chasers. C'mon man.....sticks and stones you freakin' losers!



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:28 pm
 

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

I don't care what he said, it is cowardice to take a friend along to a fight.  If you have a beef, meet it on your own.  It is just not right.  I am not saying the guy didn't earn a beat down(never to the point of death), but ganging up on someone is just yellow.




Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:25 pm
 

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

But what if the Dodger Dog is made up of feces? I think we have a chicken or the egg thing going on here.



Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:10 pm
 

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

As I always say, don't sweat the "Ese's"!




Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:09 pm
 

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

What if said feces were made up of a previously eaten Dodger Dog? Would that have made a difference?
Great point Biz. 



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: June 28, 2011 1:09 pm
 

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

Ah yes, seems as if there was another side to this story. NOT saying his beating was right, but people who yap and yap, well sometimes they get their arses kicked. It just sucks he was beaten almost to death.


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