372211 01: Dodger Stadium is seen from the air June 30, 2000 In Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Jason Kirk/Online USA)
For one unlucky Giants fan, Thursday night wasn't just about Clayton Kershaw's dominance (although that was abundant) -- an unnamed Giants fan and two friends were assulted by two men dressed in Dodger clothes outside of the stadium.
One of the Giants fans was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition, and the police are currently seeking the two men who assaulted the fan.
According to Sergeant Rosenberg of the Los Angeles Police Department the attackers "yelled slurs against the Giants fans before physically assulting them." This is after the Dodgers fans followed the Giants fans out in the parking lot.
"It is extremly unfortunate that this incident took place on what was otherwise a great day at Dodger Stadium for tens of thousands of fans," the Dodgers said in a statement. "We're committed to having the most fan- and family-friendly environment in baseball and will continue to make that a top priority. We are cooperating fully with authorities during their investigation and we wish this fan a speedy recovery."
You'd think that the Dodgers might actually offer to give this guy some free tickets to games or something (and maybe they will, or, alternately, maybe he would prefer never to go back to Dodgers Stadium against), because this is a pretty freaking scary incident.
And it doesn't make a ton of sense -- presumably there was some smack-talking after a close loss, but you'd think that the Dodger fans would have been in a good enough mood thanks to their win that they could have avoided the violence.
Also, it doesn't make any sense that this assult took place at the particular time it did -- that would invovlve these Dodger fans actually staying for an entire baseball game.