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Fights, fires as San Francisco Giants win
Herald Sun ^ | 11/2/10 | NewsCore

Posted on 11/02/2010 2:42:10 AM PDT by truthfreedom

ENTHUSIASTIC baseball fans have revelled in San Francisco following the World Series win of the city's Giants.

Fistfights broke out and a mattress went up in flames in the Mission District as riot police tried to control what officers officially declared an "unlawful assembly", the Contra Costa Times reported.

People flooded the South of Market district around AT&T Park within minutes of the final pitch before the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers. Crowds gathered in the streets, obstructing traffic, and spraying champagne and beer.

Police found a car with slashed tires and a smashed windshield in the Mission District and firefighters were treating a person who was in the passenger seat, apparently unconscious.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldsun.com.au ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: giants
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To: truthfreedom

21 posted on 11/02/2010 5:56:02 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: truthfreedom
About 20 years ago I concluded a West Coast business trip on Super Bowl Sunday. I found a place in San Francisco to watch SF win the game. When it was over I had to make my way to the airport to return home. I remember it being VERY slow going through the streets filling with celebrants. But there was no violence of any kind that I saw, nor do I remember any reports of any violence.

Things sure have changed, and not for the better.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 11/02/2010 5:56:08 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: driftdiver

Exactly. That’s actually a slow night in Hunter’s Point!


23 posted on 11/02/2010 6:00:03 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Post5203
Worst, most obnoxious fans I’ve ever encountered by far.

Well, Philly's worse.

But that's not saying much.

A particular set of Giants fans have always been somewhat obnoxious. Back in the 80s at the Stick, there was a fenced area in left field. When the Dodgers were in town, drunken fans would jump down from the bleachers, run down by the fence, and chuck batteries at the Dodger left fielder. This was done only at night games...the day game crowd was a different, more civilized bunch.

Eventually, they had to close off that area to fans.

24 posted on 11/02/2010 6:06:12 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: kearnyirish2
This was Rove’s plan all along...

Please tell me that was sarcasm. Anyone still giving Rove kudos should be banned from FR...

25 posted on 11/02/2010 6:08:58 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: ml/nj

It’s particular parts *ahem* of S.F. where the violence occurs.

One time, I was headed into the City after an extra inning game, and I foolishly chose to go straight up through Hunter’s Point in the very late afternoon. Traffic was bad, and kids were running out from between houses and throwing rocks at the cars.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 6:09:11 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: truthfreedom

>>Police found a car with slashed tires and a smashed windshield in the Mission District

Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait, years ago, about sports rioters.
“I told the guy, why did you turn that car over and set it on fire? He kinda looked at me sheepishly and said...’’Niners’...”


27 posted on 11/02/2010 6:16:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

And it happens when teams lose too; riots in Oakland when Raiders lost the Super Bowl


28 posted on 11/02/2010 6:17:46 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: B Knotts
Well, Philly's worse. But that's not saying much. A particular set of Giants fans have always been somewhat obnoxious. Back in the 80s at the Stick, there was a fenced area in left field. When the Dodgers were in town, drunken fans would jump down from the bleachers, run down by the fence, and chuck batteries at the Dodger left fielder. This was done only at night games...the day game crowd was a different, more civilized bunch. Eventually, they had to close off that area to fans.

I am speaking from personal experience.

For what it's worth, here's how I would rank them...Giants, Dodgers,Yankees, Mets...

29 posted on 11/02/2010 7:38:34 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: raybbr

It was sarcasm, but give Rove his due for what he accomplished a few years ago (even if it was all for naught). He saved us from an Al Gore presidency.


30 posted on 11/02/2010 6:18:01 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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