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Fans Split Over Safety At Dodger Stadium; Mayor Calls For Calm
CBS) ^ | April 6, 2011 9:04 AM | Pete Demetriou

Posted on 04/06/2011 10:09:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Is it still safe to go to Dodger games anymore?

A prayer vigil set for Wednesday evening in honor of Brian Stow — the San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked on Sunday in a post-game parking lot brawl — will likely bring renewed focus on safety concerns at Dodger Stadium.

One man told KNX 1070 he wouldn’t be worried about his safety at a Dodger game, while another said he wouldn’t even bother going to a game, saying there is a larger problem with the mentality of Dodger fans.

“We’re talking about people who are taking their kids to the ballpark, they’re hearing obscenities left and right, they’re bothered by drunks,” said [Los Angeles Times columnist T.J.] Simers. “There’s a feeling of threats, people cutting in front of lines, people flashing a knife in their pants to show they can go where they want.”

Team officials continue to face growing pressure to boost security at the Elysian Park site — an effort even Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined after producing a public service announcement calling for fans from both cities to cool their traditional rivalry.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: illegalinvasion; illegals

1 posted on 04/06/2011 10:09:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

You’re ok as long as you root root root for the home team.


2 posted on 04/06/2011 10:12:20 AM PDT by DManA
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To: BenLurkin
...they’re hearing obscenities left and right, they’re bothered by drunks...

Sounds like a typical session of congress...

3 posted on 04/06/2011 10:13:43 AM PDT by WayneS ("If mercy's in business I wish it for you; and more than just ashes when your dreams come true.")
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, and in San Francisco, be sure you don’t let slip that you don’t LOVE Barack Obama. That’s not save either.


4 posted on 04/06/2011 10:14:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

You’re ok as long as you root root root for the home team.

And

You don’t mind hundreds of drunken idiots.


5 posted on 04/06/2011 10:15:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

If Chavez Ravine were a Nightclub,Club,Bar,.... it would have been shut down years ago as a PUBLIC NUISANCE. With the amount of CRIME generated there it should be closed Permanently.


6 posted on 04/06/2011 10:15:21 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: BenLurkin

“There’s a feeling of threats, people cutting in front of lines,”

Cutting in front of lines is definitely a Mexican charecteristic.


7 posted on 04/06/2011 10:21:52 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: BenLurkin

sounds like a regular little romping round for gangbangers. amazing V went to games there... or not. ;-)


8 posted on 04/06/2011 10:23:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve heard that it used to be quite safe to go to Dodgers games — back when they were in Brooklyn...


9 posted on 04/06/2011 10:24:04 AM PDT by WayneS ("If mercy's in business I wish it for you; and more than just ashes when your dreams come true.")
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To: WayneS

It’s even much safer in the Bronx where the Yankees play.


10 posted on 04/06/2011 10:25:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Elysian Park, eh?

Elyian - adj. - Blissful; delightful.

Sounds like such a nice place...

11 posted on 04/06/2011 10:27:30 AM PDT by WayneS ("If mercy's in business I wish it for you; and more than just ashes when your dreams come true.")
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Twenty years ago the crowd in the bleachers at Dodger Stadium was beginning to get a little ugly — but even then it was a nice place to see a ballgame. Now...no way.


12 posted on 04/06/2011 10:31:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like those darned Amish have moved out west and are causing trouble there.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 10:31:32 AM PDT by IamConservative (Liberalism - the surety of knowing that which cannot be proven.)
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To: WayneS

It used to very nice.


14 posted on 04/06/2011 10:31:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Los Doyers encourage this by offering $10 tickets in the bleachers, which are as lawless as the tribal region of Afghanistan.

If they really cared, they would price out the rabble.


15 posted on 04/06/2011 10:44:23 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

“In the General/Chat forum, on a thread titled Fans Split Over Safety At Dodger Stadium; Mayor Calls For Calm , Retired Greyhound wrote:
Los Doyers encourage this by offering $10 tickets in the bleachers, which are as lawless as the tribal region of Afghanistan.

If they really cared, they would price out the rabble.”

Not sure if it has changed, but if you purchase a ticket in the bleachers, there are no concessions that sell alcohol to the bleacher seats, and you cannot leave the bleacher area to enter another concourse. At least that is the way it used to be.


16 posted on 04/06/2011 10:51:18 AM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: Bruinator

They drink in the parking lot before the game. They don’t don’t spend $8 for a beer.

The Dodgers are purposefully marketing to this particular segment.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 10:57:50 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: BenLurkin

In ~2002 I attended a Dodgers’ game (vs the Cardinals)... I was wearing a NY Yankees’ cap. I remember leaving at game’s end and two dudes started asking questions - I really didn’t know what they were getting at... I remember getting in my car and having a real uneasy feeling about what just took place. I followed the line of cars out of the parking lot to the highway ... I wanted to get the hell out of there.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 11:55:02 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: BenLurkin
This will show up in the Dodgers bottom line...then they will address it.

Until then, not a chance.

Chavez Ravine is KNOWN throughout the league as no place to be. Most LA fans won't go there.

Sure, they had 56k for Opening Day...then ~13k for the following 3 with the World Champion Giants.

AT&T Park in SF fills up darn near every night and certainly every day.

19 posted on 04/06/2011 1:49:37 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner
AT&T Park in SF fills up darn near every night and certainly every day.

They were pretty rude to Rangers fans during the World Series.

20 posted on 04/06/2011 1:50:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I know that AT&T Park has a couple of advantages over Dodger Stadium:

1) Great sightlines at every seat.
2) Great concessions.
3) Real police presence at the ballpark.

Small wonder why many consider AT&T Park the best ballpark in the USA.

21 posted on 04/06/2011 4:41:36 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: WayneS

Or, as I saw it called on another FR thread about this mess, “Chavez Latrine.”

Personally, I thought “Chavez Latrine” was Venezuela, but hey, whatever.

}:-)4


22 posted on 04/06/2011 9:09:01 PM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: RayChuang88
"Small wonder why many consider AT&T Park the best ballpark in the USA."

I believe Safeco Field in Seattle is the best in America. AT&T is darn nice and real close.

Both keep a very high police presence.

23 posted on 04/06/2011 9:16:54 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

Rangers Ballpark in Arlington is a great place to take your family to a ball game.


24 posted on 04/06/2011 9:18:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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