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Attendance Drops At Dodger Stadium; Reward Offered After Giants Fan Beating
Beverly Hills Courier ^ | April 3, 2011 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at bhcourier.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; bryanstow; dodgers; giants; mlb; thugs
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To: Warlord

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.


21 posted on 04/03/2011 2:40:26 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Yaelle

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.


22 posted on 04/03/2011 2:41:06 PM PDT by gusty
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To: OCCASparky

check out an islander ranger game in hockey for fan participation in the seats.


23 posted on 04/03/2011 2:57:59 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Warlord
Why should the Dodgers pay?

Because incidents like this happen on a far too regular basis at Chavez Latrine, and security and the ownership can't/won't do squat. If there was an LAPD presence there and a zero-tolerance policy (i.e., fight and you'll get arrested) the BS would decline dramatically. The fact that they haven't can show liability; i.e., if a venue fails to provide adequate safety for patrons/fans, they can in fact be found negligent. It might also explain why people won't show up at their venue.
24 posted on 04/03/2011 3:00:44 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

ping


25 posted on 04/03/2011 4:17:08 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: La Enchiladita

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.


26 posted on 04/03/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: La Enchiladita

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.


27 posted on 04/03/2011 6:51:28 PM PDT by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietszche)
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To: dfwgator

“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.


28 posted on 04/04/2011 7:32:05 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: La Enchiladita

MLB needs to force the McCourts to sell.


29 posted on 04/04/2011 7:33:01 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: Pelham

Maybe the Dodgers could return to Brooklyn.


30 posted on 04/04/2011 7:34:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pelham
MLB needs to force the McCourts to sell.

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.

31 posted on 04/05/2011 11:51:30 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita

“We need a new commissioner too.”

+1


32 posted on 04/05/2011 7:45:57 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Los Doyers? no thanks.


33 posted on 04/06/2011 4:25:23 AM PDT by cycjec
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To: La Enchiladita
Do people actually still go to this ****hole? I stopped attending the games 20 years ago. Frankly, I wouldn't be caught dead there.

Thank God for television.

34 posted on 04/07/2011 12:01:36 AM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: La Enchiladita
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.

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.

35 posted on 04/07/2011 12:05:05 AM PDT by truthkeeper ( Life is a pre-existing condition - Rush Limbaugh)
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