Posted September 26, 2013

Dodgers fan dies from stab wound after fight following Giants-Dodgers game

MLB
A fight between Dodgers and Giants fans after Wednesday night's game left one man dead outside AT&T Park. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A fan in a Dodgers hat died from a stab wound Wednesday after a Giants-Dodgers game. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A 24-year-old man wearing a Dodgers hat died Wednesday from a stab wound suffered in a fight between fans of the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers following a game between the two teams at the Giants’ AT&T Park, according to a report early Thursday morning from CBS-San Francisco. A Dodgers spokesman says that the father of the slain fan was one of the team’s security guards at Dodger Stadium.

San Francisco police say a group of Dodgers fans and Giants fans began arguing outside the stadium minutes after the Giants beat the rival Dodgers 6-4 at home. The “verbal disagreement” led to a physical confrontation involving a knife, and a man in Dodgers gear was stabbed and subsequently transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. It is unclear whether those involved in the fight had attended the game.

According to the report, three people have been detained and police are interviewing witnesses.

The fight comes days after the Giants began a three-game fundraiser this week for Bryan Stow, a Giants fan who was severely beaten after the Giants’ season opener at Dodger Stadium in 2011. Portions of the money made from ticket sales from the three Giants games this week will go toward a fund set up for Stow.

JAFFE: Brewers’ Carlos Gomez and Braves’ Brian McCann brawl mid-homer


80 comments
mjhellund
mjhellund

Jints fans have been encouraging somebody to do something like this since the Stow incident, the circumstances of which all of them are completely in the dark. Monumental piles of irresponsible blather, from the Jints organization and their beat writers.

JimEsquivel
JimEsquivel

Also complicit in this horrible tragedy are the announcers Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper.  During most, if not all Dodger/Giant broadcasts, they continue to rattle off prepubescent hate-speak directed at the
Los Angeles Dodgers.  As recent as Thursday's telecast, as the camera focused on a fan wearing a Dodgers jersey walking down the steps with what appeared to be nachos and a couple of beers, either Krukow or Kuiper casually remarked "there isn't a Giants fan here who wouldn't like to see that guy trip and do a face plant." From belittling the Dodgers during the game, to wishing injury to opposing fans, and even to teasing future broadcasts with "Stay tuned as the San Francisco Giants take on those HATED Dodgers."  I hope there is a very eager attorney somewhere who will review these announcers' broadcasts for what appears to be a pattern of encouraging violence.

phukthegnats
phukthegnats

Open season on any Gnat fan that shows up at Dodgers Stadium next year, in the past I would try to stop the fights, now I want to see at least one gnat fan die at Dodgers stadium

77lespaul
77lespaul

Regardless if the young man was killed a 1/2 mile from the ball park or not, the irony is not lost that he was the son of a Security Guard at Dodger Stadium. This incident may be more than a coincidence, which would make it an even uglier event if that is possible. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the victim. Nothing can ever excuse taking your sons life.

I've been to many Giants games, and have been a season ticket holder until recently. I've taken my kids, patents and friends. Never have I ever feared for their safety or mine. I personally know the person in charge of Facilities Management, and I have had an inside look at their security as well as the whole operation behind the scenes. It's as safe a stadium as in St. Louis, Seattle, or others known for security and safety. And I have visited those parks. But outside, that's on SFPD.

davcamp
davcamp

This person said it best: http://ynit.me/176u6WB

There are two types of fans - those who love the rivalry and those who use it as an excuse to get loaded and cause chaos. The latter will always cause trouble. 

a52wkhi
a52wkhi

It's only a matter of time until some idiot on this board somehow blames this on Philly fans.

JodiArias
JodiArias

Giant fans are murderers what a shame!

ki.nazir72
ki.nazir72

You can never put this many moose brains together.  Never!

ChrisPuccio
ChrisPuccio

It is obvious to me that both this poor mans death and Bryan Stow's brain injury are direct results of alcohol or drug abuse in severely limited people. Some human beings are marginal, insecure and limited creatures to begin with. Add alcohol/ drugs and the excitement of large sports gatherings and the behavior of these individuals devolves into the lowest form of animal behavior- pure predatory aggression with no thought of the consequences of their actions. In both these horrible cases, the lives of everybody involved are now either dead,  permanently limited or incarcerated for the rest of what is left of their life. Only mankind, of all life on this planet, behaves in this completely mindless, incomprehensible and murderously violent rage. Crazy. Still, I pertsist.

MayraMendoza
MayraMendoza

Wow this is dumb. I'm a Dodger enthusiast and I'm a baseball fan. I will not die,

endure stress, get bullied, or tormented for my team,because they would not do the same for me. So as a human who likes and enjoys sports and the competitiveness of it all, it stops there. So to those ignorant enough to act a fool over something that wouldn't do the same for you, rethink your life, or get one.

JeffJenkins
JeffJenkins

So glad I am and always have been a Cardinals fan.  Busch Stadium is the safest and friendliest  sports venue for visiting fans I've ever attended.

mckimsey
mckimsey

This has to stop.  Wishing it was your team playing for the Championship is one thing, but hating people so deeply you could kill is entirely another.

Just as the Giants fans stayed positive after our guys gave a fan brain damage, Dodgers fans have to be just as positive and realize the rivalry is not about life and death.

We hate evil actions, not opposing sports sympathies.

YZLee
YZLee

Thats why I advocate smack talk online rather than in person.  Less fatalities!

Kalzy
Kalzy

BTW. Who cares if it was a mile away? A giants fan stabbed a Dodger fan. These holier than thou Giants fans trying to cover their broods rear end, is despicable and typical.

jdane
jdane

You would fight over a sports event?   You would be offended if someone insulted a team you root for???

UBERTAXTHERICH
UBERTAXTHERICH

Cowards these days, afraid to fight man to man to they brandish weaponry.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

I was not there but one thing i Guarantee the recipient of the knife was not the peacemaker or the closed mouth individual his lips kept on moving escalating the situation, he did not use his feet to run from any confrontation.. the sad thing he is dead no lesson learned, and we as humans quickly walk away mentally or move on as a healing mechanism learning very little in the long run

LewisM
LewisM

If you're going to report on this SI, please get your facts straight before putting something like this out and stop trying to instigate more violence.  The argument did NOT occur just outside the ballpark.  The altercation occurred over 90 minutes after the game was over at a bar over 4 blocks away.  The suspects were never at the ballpark; only the person stabbed and his family members.  POOR AND DECEPTIVE REPORTING!

NorseFury
NorseFury

People taking crap to each other late at night results in getting stabbed all the time.  This one just happened to be over sports. (probably could have involved other insults.) 

AbsolonMoreau
AbsolonMoreau

All these facts are incorrect unfortunately. It occurred half a mile away from the stadium and was past 11:30 PM. It is a very tragic event and we should all pray for his family.

cinredsfan
cinredsfan

Replace 'gang member' with 'fan'. Would we be as appalled?

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

the 1 thing to always remember about sports....they dont matter....at all.  Im as big of a sports fan as they come, but at the end of the day, whether your team wins or loses it really means nothing.  

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

This is tragic on every level. That some imbeciles would wield a knife at an effing baseball game, because the other guy is wearing the other team's gear is indefensible. How is this different from gangs wearing the 'wrong' colors on another gang's turf? It's barbaric.

Bucky182
Bucky182

Stupid, stupid, stupid. Just keep your mouth shut. Fans on both sides. Does it matter that someone doesn't like your team of choice? No. Does it effect your life in any way, shape, or form? Absolutely not. Go about your day, enjoy the game, and cut the crap. Another unnecessary tragedy.

AlexChaves
AlexChaves

Damn. I'm from LA and was wearing my Dodger gear to the game on Tuesday because i'm up here in SF working. For the most part, I didn't really get any hate from the Giants fans. A little bit of taunting, but nothing bad. That's part of the game. This however, is a horrible tragedy. I've never understood hating on another teams fans. Joking with them is different. But I respect people that stand by their hometown team. I've been fearing something like this would happen since the incident at Dodger's stadium. Hopefully it's done now. 

Whatever
Whatever

This is just ridiculous. What in the world could be so important that fans would feel a physical confrontation is necessary, particularly involving a deadly weapon? And why are you bringing a knife to a baseball game?!?

This guy needs to be found, tried, convicted and sent to jail for life. Maybe just punishment would be to have 100 angry Dodgers fans stone him.

It's really sad how fans act these days. A few years ago when inter league play started, I took my son to a Cubs-Royals game. We had Cubs fans sitting right in front of us, and we had some friendly ribbing, but everyone was laughing and enjoying the game. How in the world is your commitment to your team so great that you are willing to insult other people and get into fights over it?

paulgoldshit
paulgoldshit

I dont fear going to games...just dont talk s hit

lionoah
lionoah

I think it might be safe to say that sporting venues are no place to take the kids anymore...of course, that won't happen. Another generation is being raised to believe that behavior like this is normal.

Ebullient
Ebullient

@phukthegnats  It damn near already happened, to Bryan Stow.

 "Gnats"?  C'mon, kid, you can do better than that.

AdrianVillalobos
AdrianVillalobos

I agree with you, but since everyone involved in this case was white, what part of Europe should we send them back to?

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@UBERTAXTHERICH  

Come on we live in a country that drop bombs on women and children under the act of patriotism / war/ country  for our own purpose... how many thousands were slaughter in Iraq now our government is saying it was a mistake... And we move on just like that. no one is held accountable...

so please stop with this fight like men crap, no one goes into a fight they are going to loose hence avoiding china, north Korea and so on...

M20
M20

@LewisM Over 4 blocks away?? Well that changes EVERYTHING!

TCUfan
TCUfan

@LewisM Well that makes it ok then. I'm sure the stabbed Dodger fan will be happy to know that his wounds occurred at a bar by Giants fans and not at the stadium by Giants fans.

CalebBenoit
CalebBenoit

@cinredsfan im guessing you meant, replace 'fan' (the word in the article) with 'gang member'. if your gonna make a point make it right.

bat lang
bat lang

yeah but even if you DONT keep your mouth shut, there's no need to use violence. as humans the greatest gift we have is language. we can use it to a great degree and arguing is how we grow as a people. but once someone gets mad that their team is insulted, from a game that in the grand scheme of things really doesnt matter, and they use violence, it just makes him return to the cave-person ages, i would think there would be smarter people in San Fran...

AbsolonMoreau
AbsolonMoreau

@Whatever It didn't occur at the game, it was half a mile away and past 11:30. They didn't bring anything to the baseball game.

bat lang
bat lang

@Whatever true, however, i can honestly say Royals fans are some of the nicest and must genuine fans i have ever met. after visiting the K for the first time, i couldnt say enough nice things about Royals Fans, who are also super attentive to every pitch. Cubs fans are either drunk people or people really into the game as well, and will go and listen to it on headphones (remember Bartman?) but they tend to also be nice.

AnnaBanana805
AnnaBanana805

@lionoah Stabbings can happen anywhere! This was blocks from the actual stadium, anyone could have been walking there.

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

@TCUfan @LewisM no it doesn't make it ok but it's also not ok to act like it happened at the stadium causing people who read this to think it's the stadium employee's faults.