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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
I'm furious. Dodgers owner, the arrogant a-hole Frank McCourt, states he is "confident all measures were in place." Really?!!

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.

1 posted on 04/03/2011 1:35:06 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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Dodgers Roasted on Safety Issue

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?

Fund set up for Santa Cruz man attacked after Giants-Dodgers game

2 posted on 04/03/2011 1:39:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Are you going to Dodger games these days?


3 posted on 04/03/2011 1:39:48 PM PDT by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietszche)
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To: La Enchiladita
. . . two fans beat a San Francisco-area fan nearly to death.

Calling these monsters "Dodger fans" is ridiculous.

4 posted on 04/03/2011 1:43:45 PM PDT by Misterioso (The noble soul has reverence for itself. - Nietszche)
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To: Misterioso

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....


5 posted on 04/03/2011 1:48:05 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita
You know what team has mad dog fans?

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.

6 posted on 04/03/2011 1:51:43 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Luke21; doug from upland; Post5203; Yaelle; onedoug; truth_seeker

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?


7 posted on 04/03/2011 2:03:39 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Enchiladita

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?


8 posted on 04/03/2011 2:12:04 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: La Enchiladita

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?


9 posted on 04/03/2011 2:13:41 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: La Enchiladita

Plenty of room on the Angels’ bandwagon.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 2:14:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: La Enchiladita
Welcome to Chavez Latrine. The "fans" there are nothing more than boorish gang-banging thugs who are in between Lakers and Raiders seasons.

I witnessed them throwing trash and beer on an 80-year old lady when the Freeway Series (Dodgers/Angels) was on a few years back. Then there's the guy who is doing 50-to-life for stabbing a couple of Giants fans in the parking lot a couple of years ago.

You couldn't pay me enough to want to go to that hole. And the fact that they try to claim that it's "safe" there is laughable.
11 posted on 04/03/2011 2:19:32 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: La Enchiladita

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..........


12 posted on 04/03/2011 2:21:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Our technology has surpassed our humanity........AE)
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To: dfwgator
Plenty of room on the Angels’ bandwagon.

Says the Dodger fan, who doesn't show up until the bottom of the 3rd inning, bats around a beachball, can't name half the starting lineup of either team, and leaves by the 7th inning stretch to beat traffic and get out of the crap neighborhood.

Sincerely,
A 28-year ANGELS fan.
13 posted on 04/03/2011 2:22:47 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Disgraceful indeed. Move them back to Brooklyn...Los Angeles is nothing but North Mexico now. This is soccer crowd kind of crap.


14 posted on 04/03/2011 2:23:46 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: La Enchiladita

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.


15 posted on 04/03/2011 2:24:07 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Get involved! The world is run by people that show up.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Get som other fans and kick butt!


16 posted on 04/03/2011 2:24:30 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I’m thinking that the only difference between this event at Dodger stadium and any other sports arena is the media coverage.

Not even close. I've been a baseball fan for 30 years now and have been going to games all over the country for nearly as long. I've been to Red Sox/Yankees games--and while there are OCCASIONAL fights and idiots, the rivalry is for the most part good-natured. I've seen it with other rivalries as well. But get the Dodgers involved, and violence is the norm, not the exception. I've seen it too many times.

No, it's the fan base and the "thug" mentality. Raider fans are the same way--mainly because they're the same thugs. I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions.
17 posted on 04/03/2011 2:26:09 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Los Angeles is nothing but North Mexico now. This is soccer crowd kind of crap.

Anaheim is closer but there isn't that kind of problem there. Ask yourself why...(fan base, police presence, etc.)
18 posted on 04/03/2011 2:27:21 PM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: OCCASparky

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!”


19 posted on 04/03/2011 2:31:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: La Enchiladita

Why should the Dodgers pay?


20 posted on 04/03/2011 2:34:36 PM PDT by Warlord
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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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