The Los Angeles Dodgers‘ NL West race with the San Francisco Giants is as tight as can possibly be entering the final day of the regular season, and the tension is clearly boiling over a bit in the not-so-friendly confines of Dodger Stadium.
On Friday night, an Instagram user (thank you!) captured some violent video of a Dodgers fan’s brawl with the stadium police force in an open, yet heavily-congested, area.
Of course, early in the game, things looked bleak for Los Angeles.
The score sat at 5-1 Brewers by the top of the third, and scoreboard watching had been ratcheted up to a maximum.
If we had to guess, things got a little too rowdy in the early going, when it seemed the night might swiftly turn to disaster and, well, the situation with security escalated quickly.
This Dodgers fan fight with security from Friday’s game was a bad look.
Please, folks. Let’s restrict the brawls to between the lines in the season’s final days.
Isn’t that what we could all use, right? A good, old-fashioned Dodgers-Giants dustup in the middle of Game 163?
No? Just me?
In the meantime, let ex-Giant Andrew McCutchen talk you through 2018’s legendary edition of an on-field fracas between these two legendary rivals.
As for the fan who couldn’t take the drama in Friday’s Brewers-Dodgers battle, he missed one hell of a game, presuming he was escorted off the premises.
Like, one of those historic games you’ll eventually tell your grandkids you witnessed.
Trea Turner’s fifth-inning grand slam erased the early four-run deficit, and Matt Beaty’s seventh-inning shot broke the tie and opened the floodgates for the home team in an eventual 8-6 victory.
Without those smashes, the Dodgers wouldn’t be in any sort of position to even things up with the Giants Sunday in the final game of the season. Maximum drama. Please stay in your seats for this one, fans.