Ugly story from Opening Day at the Ravine
MoreSplashHits would like to send prayers for a speedy recovery to the San Francisco Giants fan who was hospitalized after being attacked by Dodger fans in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium Thursday night after the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Giants.
L.A. Police said a man was sent to the hospital with a serious head injury after being attacked by two unidentified men wearing Dodgers clothing.
The fan’s condition was said to be improving to serious, police said.
The unprovoked attack occurred when the two assailants approached three fans in Giants apparel.
Witnesses said the two men attacked the three fans, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows.
The assailants fled the scene as people tried to assist the injured man. Police said the incident was captured on a security camera, and witnesses were able to provide descriptions of the assailants.
The report really hit home with MoreSplashHits, who was a Giants fan who grew up in the L.A. area. I attended many Dodgers-Giants games at Chavez Ravine, and had to endure many taunts from drunken Dodger fans when I was young. And that was in the late 1970s when the Giants were not very good.
In fact, it got so bad that I stopped wearing Giants clothing to the games until the mid 1980s, when the Giants fielded better teams and I was old enough to defend myself. When I was younger, I was always afraid of my dad getting into a fight with these drunken idiots who would lob curses at a 9-year-old kid.
But MoreSplashHits hopes Giants fans don’t get caught up in this story and assault any Dodgers fans when LA comes to San Francisco later this month.
And there’s one important aspect of this story that you need to remember: These two idiots were not true Dodger fans.
True Dodger fans would have left the premises by the eighth inning.