Skip to comments.Dodgers fan dies after fight over Giants-Dodgers rivalry
Posted on 09/27/2013 4:51:59 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
SAN FRANCISCO (KABC) -- A Dodgers fan was killed in a fight that broke out near San Francisco's AT&T Park following the Giants-Dodgers game. Police say it was the rivalry between the two teams that sparked the fight.
Authorities responded to the fight in the area of 3rd and Perry streets, about six blocks from the stadium, at 11:39 p.m. Police say 24-year-old Jonathan Denver of Fort Bragg was in Dodger apparel when he and the group he was with got into an argument with another group of people, one of whom was wearing a Giants hat.
The two groups traded insults about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry that escalated, and then Denver was stabbed. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he later died.
"While this is one of the most storied rivalries in baseball ... nobody's life should be at stake whether they are at the game, leaving the game or six blocks away," San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said during a press conference.
Michael Montgomery, 21, of Lodi, has been charged with homicide. Police have another suspect in custody and are still looking for two others. A weapon has not been located, police said.
The Dodgers released a statement saying the team is "shocked and saddened" about Jonathan Denver's death.
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Now maybe the Giant fans will remain silent regarding Brian Stowe.
the team is “shocked and saddened” about Jonathan Denver’s death.
They just now getting the news?
I thought he died years ago.
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Alcohol, mixed together with testosterone and stupidity often leads to tragic results.
baseball is a pretty petty thing to be getting all hot and heavy over....I just can’t imagine that much anger..
Why? Mr Stowe's insurance has run out and. He still can't care for himself. The death of the Dodger's fan is tragic, but no one should be silent about Brian Stowe....
“baseball is a pretty petty thing to be getting all hot and heavy over.”
The only thing I ever got out of baseball was total boredom.
How far from AT&T Park would this have to occur before it becomes fourth page news?
11:39 at night? Unless there was a rain delay they were probably out drinking after the game.
Wasn’t a Giants fan beaten into a coma at a game in LA?
omgoodness, i love the game... every pitch, every swing, every hit, every infield play, outfield play, base running has me at the edge of my seat... i can experience 5-6 emotions in a split second watching a game... professional, my kids’ games... softball... love it... played softball for years...
Never watched soccer, huh?
“Obligatory soccer hooligan”
Now, that was funny...My first laugh for this morning ;)
That being said; I understand that there are morons at any sports venue who will take things to a ridiculous level so I would never consider wearing my team's colors if I go to a game in the opponent's venue, which I do on occasion. It's not worth the risk.
“omgoodness, i love the game.”
Well, I do respect others sport passions.
I guess my being a small kid, I never did fit into team sports. I did, however, ride to the hounds.
“Never watched soccer, huh?”
Well, actually I watched one of the most famous games in history. An older friend of mine was a soccer fan and suggested that we fly my plane to Mexico city for the 1986 world cup. I admit that watching Pele win for Brazil was quite exciting. I did go to one other game when I was living in Slovakia, but found it boring.
To be honest, as I grow older, it's getting harder to get drunk and watch a game at 9am (local), as I will tomorrow. That being said, baseball probably is the most boring sport to watch on the planet. Apart from golf, maybe.
And I say that as a baseball fan . . . and if you don't think it's bad now, ponder instant replay next year.
Correction..It was 1970...In my old age, years run together
and I can not even keep decades straight.
Brian Stowe deserves all of sympathy and compassion you jerk. So does the Family of Johnathan Denver.
Illogical responses do not help these situations. It is only a game. Why would ANY ONE decide it is worth someone’s life. And trust me when I say that Brian’s life has been horribly ruined.
There are some pretty intense rivalries in the Southeast, esp w College Football....but you do not have fans killing each other.
Less restirctive gun laws keep folks from getting to violent in the SE...this killing stuff seems to happen in the most Gun Control Fascist areas of the nation
My thoughts exactly. Alcohol causes a lot of trouble, injuries, deaths, and it’s rarely cited as a cause in official paperwork.
In WA state, a death certificate has a box to check if tobacco was involved, but no box to check if alcohol was involved. Meanwhile, the chief trauma surgeon at Harbor View in Seattle, where all the worst crash vics in the state are treated, says that alcohol is the cause in more than 60% of their cases.
So how many deaths does tobacco cause? What a bunch of idiots.
Try again. Google “Yankee fan kills Red Sox fan” or vice-versa, and you’ll find at least 2 recent murders over Red Sox/Yankee rivalry.
Stuff like this is nothing new. I remember a story from 1960 when after the Pirates beat the Yankees on Bill Mazeroskis’s homer, a Yankee fan was shot to death by a Pirate fan after arguing about the series.
So how many deaths does tobacco cause? What a bunch of idiots.
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THAT is how ‘statistics’ are born.
Check that box when the guy is in their for a stubbed toe and the eventual stat will say something like 30% of people who stub their toe smoked (or some such minutiae)
Like when they say 30% of all traffic deaths are alcohol related, I figure they polled everybody in the car + witnesses...BUT the real problem lies in why aren’t they doing anything about the 70% of traffic deaths where alcohol isn’t involved...seems like a much larger problem.
Also, instead of saying unemployment is at 8%, why not just say we have 92% EMPLOYMENT in the country????
It's great in person but on TV it seems really loooong.
Even when 'Dodger fans' are lumped together, as if they are all guilty, as they have been in the SF Bay area?
That he does, as does his family.
The comment I made was a shot at the Giant fans who for two years have used the Stowe incident to attack Dodger fans.
Now we see the Giants have fans that are a-holes as well. This incident was between two jerks, who were likely influenced by alcohol. The team they each rooted for was secondary.
The homicide in S.F. was about half a mile away from the ballpark, about an hour after the game was over. Brian Stowe was nearly beaten to death as he walked to his car in the Dodgers parking lot.
The relevance of the 30% stat is that alcohol consumption has a profound impact on one's ability to operate a vehicle.
At any one moment, far less that 30% of all drivers are drunk. It's probably less than 1%, yet that one percent accounts for 30% of fatalities, which would suggest that being sloshed makes a driver 30 times more likely to cause a fatality than if they were sober.
Might similar numbers apply to fights leading to fatalities? Guys get drunk, grow "beer muscles," start trash talking, and a fight breaks out.
Paranoia will destroya....
YOu know what Michael
I wouldnt’ be caught dead near AT&T park in Dodger gear OKAY
Giants fan some of them would go back to basic instinct become Raider fan your another team fan
Dodger fan would do same thing some of them could
Raider fan curse strike again
Anytime you get a crowd together in the city, folks can way out of hand. LA has its share of bad apples and SF does as well.
My apologies for calling you a jerk. I get your point and agree. When I lived near SF I avoided Blue days like a plague. Kind of like going to a Raider game (or even a Niner game more recently).... nothing good ever comes of it.
No problem, apology accepted. My point was not as clear as it should of been.
And I find that more recently I have been crankier than usual. I think the spineless wonders in DC have set my teeth to grinding and they have used up all but one or two of my nerves. I think I need to take time to go for a nice walk so I can remember that DC ain’t the rest of the world ;)