Skip to comments.Attendance Drops At Dodger Stadium; Reward Offered After Giants Fan Beating
Posted on 04/03/2011 1:35:00 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
Debate about the safety of fans at Dodger Stadium continued this weekend, as a county supervisor said he wants better security at the ballpark, and the team owner said proper security was in place when two fans beat a San Francisco-area fan nearly to death.
The victim's paramedic partner has set up a bank account to help pay medical expenses for the critically-injured Santa Cruz resident, and to help take care of his wife and two small children.
No new medical news was available today about Bryan Stow, 41, who was hospitalized in medically induced coma. Doctors on Friday removed part of his skull to relieve pressure from swelling of the brain and were considering removing one of his frontal lobes, his family said.
Official attendance at Saturday afternoon's game at Dodger Stadium was just 40,809 and the Los Angeles Times reported that the stadium appeared half empty, even as the team's owner assured fans that security was appropriate.
The official attendance was the lowest weekend figure for a Dodgers-Giants game in eight years.
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Also, I'm appalled that the victim's friends are raising money for his hospitalization. The Dodgers are not paying for this? Unbelievable.
Dodgers ownership is even more rotten than I thought and, sorry, the franchise needs to suffer until we can get rid of the FrankenJamie monster.
McCourt told the Times he's satisfied the Dodgers have done everything they can to make the stadium safe. If so, then all the fans have to worry about is getting to their cars before the call for an ambulance is necessary. How about more lights in the parking lot, or McCourt asking his buddy the mayor to assign more cops?
Are you going to Dodger games these days?
Calling these monsters "Dodger fans" is ridiculous.
Not me, amigo. How about you?
You’re right. These were not “Dodgers fans,” but thugs looking for a thrill.
I made a pact with several other true blue fans to boycott until McCourt sells. We’re fed up with his corrupt, cheap,clueless east coast ways. I know of several cases where longtime fans did not renew their season seats.
And we do love our team and we love the game....
The Pittsburgh Pirates. For two years I had season tickets for the New York Mets and every time the Pirates played their fans would cause fights all over the place.
I got in a few cheap shots myself.
Heartless statements from McCourt and his PR guy, and it appears the Dodgers are not paying for Stow’s hospitalization. Can this organization get any more low class?
Proper security measures in place, when there were 75 arrests and one vicious attack in the parking lot?
Does Janet Incompetano work at dodgers stadium too?
The mccourts need to sell, and there has to be something politically incorrect done about the gang presence. Who would want to go to a game now?
Plenty of room on the Angels’ bandwagon.
I’m thinking that the only difference between this event at Dodger stadium and any other sports arena is the media coverage. After all, if it ain’t reported it didn’t happen..........
Disgraceful indeed. Move them back to Brooklyn...Los Angeles is nothing but North Mexico now. This is soccer crowd kind of crap.
I don’t live in SoCal any longer, but I still listen to John and Ken (KFI 640 am) on the internets. They say there is too much of a gang presence at Dodger Stadium to take the risk going there.
Get som other fans and kick butt!
Reminds me of when Cubs fans started showing up at White Sox games when the Sox started winning, and there was a huge banner at Comiskey that said, “Die Yuppie Scum...Go Back to Wrigley!”
Why should the Dodgers pay?
Why shouldn’t they? It happened on their property and due to their lax “security.” I see a huge lawsuit headed the Dodgers’ way and they don’t seem to care. I guess McCourt has complete confidence in his legal team.
Unfortunately if he sells that leaves a pile of cash for the ex. As a Mets fan, I’m in the same boat. If my lousy owner sells, it leaves cash for the losers in the Madoff scheme. So these two, McCourt and Wipon will not sell, thus our teams twirl down the toilet.
check out an islander ranger game in hockey for fan participation in the seats.
This is why I prefer to see MLB games at AT&T Park in San Francisco, thank you very much! Not only are the sightlines excellent, but the quality of the concessions are top-notch and the security at the park is generally pretty good. Small wonder why many call it the best MLB ballpark, period.
I haven’t been to Dodger Stadium in at least 10 years. I couldn’t stand the racket booming out of those outfield speakers. Plus, we don’t miss a game on TV and can fast forward through the commercials, thanks to the DVR.
“Plenty of room on the Angels bandwagon.”
Until Angel Stadium goes the way of Dodger Stadium, which it could with Arte Moreno trying to attract that same LA crowd. We had a couple of violent incidents at the beginning of last season.
Anaheim does a much better job of trying to prevent trouble. McCourt and Los Angeles have turned Chavez Ravine over to the gangbangers. It’s a shame to see this happen to the Dodgers.
MLB needs to force the McCourts to sell.
Maybe the Dodgers could return to Brooklyn.
Thank you. Major league baseball in Los Angeles, and the Dodgers fans, are really suffering under the arrogant McCourt regime. Selig is more interested in banning Best Chew in the dugout though... We need a new commissioner too.
“We need a new commissioner too.”
Los Doyers? no thanks.
Thank God for television.
I hope this poor guy's family sues the pants off them. Animals have taken over that stadium and it didn't happen yesterday. They've been throwing beer cans in the bullpen for years. I'm very surprised the players tolerate this.
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