How has Dodger Stadium been the breeding ground for brawls over the years?
Sports fans usually label NFL games as the setting for angry men and women throwing fisticuffs.
But Los Angeles Dodgers supporters have been involved in their fair share of physical altercations, which would make you think the team would beef up their security, or at last hire better employees to fill the various roles.
Bryan Stow was still only 10 years ago. In March of 2019, a father of four was left in critical condition after getting beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, and another rumble broke out in the bleachers a day later in what was an ugly scene.
So it’s really puzzling that we’re seeing this — and idle security! — with limited fans in the stands just 23 games into the 2021 season.
This appears to have happened on Monday night after the team’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Another disgusting brawl at Dodger Stadium leaves everyone asking questions.
The security guard is just … standing there while some guy gets body-slammed face-first into the pavement? While a number of women are screaming for help? How is there only one security guard by these gates, especially with (likely) drunken fans leaving the stadium?
The Dodgers are a $3.6 billion franchise and are hiring statues to stop fans from doing this in the parking lot. The sickening part is that they have years of evidence suggesting security is something they desperately need to invest in.
We’d give them a pass if the pandemic had caught them off guard, but two troubling incidents happened the last time full capacity crowds were allowed at games. The moment California lifted restrictions to permit fans in the stands — those who have been dying to attend (and certainly drink) after missing the Dodgers’ World Series run — the organization should have been prepared.
And this is giving San Diego more ammo to make the Dodgers look bad. Not what you want after the Padres just won four of the last five against you and Fernando Tatis destroyed Trevor Bauer on Twitter.
Maybe this will gain more steam and force management to answer questions, because at this point it’s disturbing.