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Dodgers Fan Dies After Parking Lot Knife-Fight

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A disagreement became violent between several Dodgers/Giants fans on Wednesday night after the game at AT&T Park, and now a 24-year old man is dead.

Authorities say they believe at least ten people were involved in the altercation and have detained three of those; sadly, Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital from stab wounds. Police say they aren’t sure yet whether the fact that Denver was a Dodgers fan played a role in the altercation.

The violent incident happened just days after a three-day fundraiser for Giants fan Bryan Stow, who suffered severe head injuries in 2011 after a brutal fight following a game in L.A. Even after rehabilitation, Stow–a father of two–was left with physical issues and memory loss.

Due to the tragic death, officials are debating adding extra security to tonight’s game.

“We’re obviously very concerned about the situation and trying to understand exactly what happened,” Giants spokesperson Staci Slaughter said.

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Dodgers Fan Dies After Parking Lot Knife-Fight
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  • Devildog

    Dead after a baseball game! Baseball…….. a game. Says a lot about what America has become and I just wonder how related this may be to the community organizer in the white house and his support of union violence and his silence over other violent events.

    • Tim

      You are kidding right, you pathetic dolt? Yeah, blame it on Obama that Giants fans kill people. Put down the crack pipe.

  • Thumper

    To those idiots brawling and killing someone — IT’s A FRIGGEN BASEBALL GAME!!!!! There are really alot of idiots walking around today. To the smuck who killed this kid I hope you rot in jail for the rest of your life. What a smuck you are. Now your life is ruined because you decided to bring a knife to a baseball game. I hope it was worth it. When you are sitting in a jail cell you will come to the realization of what an idiot you really are!

    • http://rigginwarriors.comk bobby six crows henderson

      Murder at a Baseball Game,,,GAME,,it pose to be America’s game,,How we ever expect Peace on EARTH when it unsafe to go out to a Ball Game,,May the Guilty be hung to death in the stadium parking lot.
      Bobby Six Crows Henderson

  • james

    A fatal knife fight is NOT an “altercation.” An altercation is a loud argument, not a bloody fight. Believe it or not, there is somewhat of a difference between the two activities.

  • Wallywoo

    Can you blame them for killing him? I COULDN’T STAND JOHN DENVER, EITHER!! Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jim

      Are you f3cking kidding me?

    • javi

      Wow amazing the stupidity of some people. Incensitive peace of garbage

    • tellingyounow

      you are a a- hat

    • tellingyounow

      you are a a- hat

  • thaylia mills

    IT’S A GAME!!!!! A GAME, WIN SOME LOSE SOME. NEXT TIME!! WE HAD A GOOD TIME!! THAT’S WHAT YOU SAY NOT FIGHT WITH A FAN FROM THE OTHER TEAM! HOW TOTALLY STUPID. I JUST DON’T GET IT. SO HERE’S AN IDEA, THINK FOR A MOMENT, WHAT IF ALL STADIUMS STOPPED SELLING BEER / WINE /ALCHOL FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. YEAH, A FEW APPLES DO SPOIL THE BARREL.THE BEER/WINE INDUSTRY WON’T ALLOW IT ANYWAYS. BUT IF THAT DID HAPPEN MAYBE THE REAL FANS WOULD SHOW UP FOR GAMES STILL. MAYBE THE VIOLENCE WOULD NOT BE SO FATAL IF AT ALL. I’M A FAN AND IF I GOT TICKETS TO A GAME WITHOUT ALCHOL SERVED SO BE IT. I JUST WANT TO BE THERE AND SOAK UP THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE INSTEAD OF WATCHING IT ON TV. WE’VE ALL SEEN PEOPLE LEAVE A GAME AND GET IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT THAT HAVE NO BUSINESS DRIVING. ALL YOU CAN THINK ABOUT IS GETTING AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE FROM THEM. BUT AGAIN NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE SAD TO SAY.

  • Reality

    I have been an athlete my whole life and have seen bad behavior from many fans and coaches. It is often from the people that want to live their lives through other people. At the end of the day, all these confrontations amount to one thing: EGO.

    I will say this though — lately I have noticed a lot of anger in society. More than normal. Really, when I think of it, it has been this way since 9/11 and every year it gets stronger and stronger. That anger boils underneath the surface. People feel helpless and they don’t trust a thing the government says. Anger and helplessness sometime erupts in the strangest of ways.

    In a very real way, I think that is why there is a push for getting people’s guns. It isn’t to make society safer. It is because people in politics read the latest surveys and all those surveys point to the population being very very mad.

    I could be wrong of course. But never, in my 40 years of life, have I noticed this much anger. Just the other day, I was in Walmart getting a bag of candy. Simple enough. Well, while I was deciding, another person commented on how expensive candy has become. Then, another customer heard her and added to it. Before I knew it, there were 5 different people talking about the stuff the government was doing and how angry they were. It wasn’t the candy that was the core of the unrest — it was the government. The lightning rod is 9/11. It is as if most people know there is something wrong with everything we were told about that day. Half the people don’t believe the official story, and the other half, say they believe it, but you can sense that they are just clinging to their belief.

    I just stood their amazed. It was very telling.

    • Karyl

      You got it absolutely right when you mentioned EGO. America has become a culture of narcissists in the last 30 or so years. Narcissism is at an all time high in the US, and is promoted in advertising, the media , ie: American Idol, and shows that promote the ordinary person “who’s got talent” (actually, quite a lot of them don’t). Why is Honey Boo Boo a “star”?

      Its now “ok” to put “me, me, me” before practically any other concern–for others, and our society as a whole. A good example is our gridlocked Congress, and the “I’m right” obstructionist tactics of its self-serving (narcissistic) members.

      I’m not surprised by current events that show evidence of our out-of-control narcissism, but I am saddened by it.

    • dback

      Very well said. We live in a divided society created by our so called “leaders”. I am 52 years old and very outspoken, but now, I watch what I say. I believe there will be an event that makes Americans boil over.

    • Boatgirl

      Funny you say that, just last Fri I was over at a neighbor’s house chillin in their drive-way, enjoying a couple of beers when another neighbor stops by and starts ranting and raving about how our property taxes had gone up (they had gone up considerably I admit) but on the tax print out it lists a school district we are supporting that is in the next city over. This started a debate amongst the neighbors present and the next thing you know, a physical confrontation occurs and things go sour real quick. It was amazing to me how angry this neighbor was acting and how quickly this situtation escalated. It was really sad too.

    • Jadzia

      I feel like you may be reading too much into it. People aren’t just angry at the government, but you are correct when you say EGO is involved. Everyone thinks their opinion is correct. Everyone thinks they are more important than their fellow man. Every person out there thinks everyone else needs to get out of the way for him/her, or agree with him/her, or do favors for him/her. For some reason, no one thinks they can do any wrong. They put blame on others when they are at fault, and they have their priorities completely screwed up. How and when did a sporting event become so important that it is worth killing/dying for? We are supposed to be spectators. It’s supposed to be entertainment. When did it become anything more? From riots at soccer games to beatings after baseball and basketball games. I’m just appalled! One thing’s for sure, alcohol should not need to be consumed at an event in order to enjoy yourself. If you NEED to consume alcohol to have a good time, that is a PROBLEM. It’s called alcoholism. Stay home and drink yourself silly where you won’t be a harm to anyone else or make a fool of yourself ruining the good times of what wholesome American families are still out there trying to enjoy themselves.

    • Joyceln

      Reality has a good point about 9/11. It was a change in the nation’s security. The change seemed small, like security procedures when boarding a plane, but it also went deep, straight down to the city level, and to the street level. Even the presence and attitude of the local police changed. It seemed to change from protecting and serving the “People” to protecting and serving the government. The days of pro-active “serving” seemed gone, and “reactive enforcement” had taken its place. This new direction left the “People” uneasy, confused and unprotected, some taking matters into their own hands, however in the worst possible direction.

      • @Joyceln

        Interesting thoughts and I think you may be right about the local police serving the government and not the people. I also think that at the root — people know they are being lied to about 9/11. So many things from that day do not make logical sense.

        No building in the history of the world fell like Building 7 did and Building 7 wasn’t even hit by anything. No plane crash in the history of mankind looked like the one in PA. There are so many things that just don’t add up.

        The people know it to. Even the ones that back the government story, know it. Deep down they do.

    • @Reality

      Yep – you are right. I too think it was about EGO.

      But, I too have noticed what you have about people being mad and about their feelings about 9/11. There is a great undercurrent of anger and distrust in this country. I too have noticed that half the people don’t believe what we have been told. The interesting part is the people that believe it. If you sit them down in front of film clips of that day and start asking them basic simple questions about things that do not make sense, those believers quickly get defensive. It is as if they know that some of the things they believe really aren’t true. I think it is very scary for people to think that they weren’t told the truth because then you can’t trust anything.

  • jim

    Maybe it’s time to consider not selling alcohol at sporting events. I know it’s been a tradition forever to have a beer or two at the ol’ ball game, but times have changed. People getting shot, stabbed, falling to their deaths. I mean, it’s a baseball game. Do you need to be drunk to enjoy it?

    • shane hall

      the fight started 7 BLOCKS from the damn stadium people! not in the parking lot. the persons responsible weren’t even at the game.

  • Timothy Arndt

    One less dodger FAN :)

    • shawn

      you are scumbag who does not need to be on this earth. are you one who does this kind of crap

      • SFchris

        He is an internet “troll,” do not validate him with a response. Also, the team is the “Dodgers” not “Dodger.” I am guessing Tim has never been to a baseball game.

    • http://yahoo John

      Tim you are one sick ass. You need help, major help.

    • Robert

      @ Timothy Arndt…What a jerk! How would you feel if this happened to a loved one and some insensitive moron posted this trash about them?

    • Adam

      You are an empty soul. People like you deserve to burn in hell.

    • Susie

      I believe John was much more than a Dodgers fan. Good for him for supporting something that was to be a family gathering. My prayers are for his Mother, Father and siblings. Those beautiful brown eyes of yours won’t be forgotten kiddo.

  • http://yahoo Kim

    For God’s sake people it’s just a game!!!

  • TTyndale

    The problem is the thug life – Everyone wants to be a gangsta – I guarantee that the killers are a couple of low life wanna bes that have never been anything more than a drain on society — As long as the hard working decent citizens allow our “leadership” to keep playing these these worthless individuals as victims that the govt has to support, nothing will change except that things will keep getting worse – This is the result of the Great Society

    • SFchris

      Please, please, please use a period in between your sentences.

  • Mark

    How does a stupid act of violence become a political discussion? I am a Giants fan, and I have rooted against the Dodgers, but beating, stabbing or shooting someone? If you think the death of a human being is something to joke about, you should read more and talk less!

  • amanda

    I knew something like this was bound to happen!
    The Dodgers “fans” who almost beat the Giants fan to death are partly to blame. They started a war. I am super respectful of Giants fans when I attend Dodger Stadium because of the attack. We are not all like that. I dont even think I would go to a Dodger game in SF, its too soon & i like to get drunk at games.
    Im so sad this man lost his life & the attacker better get ready to spend a lot of time locked up

    • Mom of Six

      With all due respect, no one is “partly to blame”. The full blame is on the one who pulled the knife. Revenge against an innocent person does not settle the score. Ever. I hope you meant the Dodger fans who caused Bryan Snow’s injuries last year might have been the motive behind the murder, but no one is to blame except the murderer.

  • Frank

    It’s all about bad parenting! People would rather spoil their kids rather than teach them morals, independence, respect, common sense and good sportsmanship. No one should lose their life from the outcome of a game they were merely a fan of.

  • Zack

    The only person who is to blame is the moron who pulled a knife and stabbed a guy over a pointless fight about pointless professional sports. Anyone who thinks that a debate over sports comes in any way near important enough to hurt (let along) murder anyone over, should never be allowed to see the light of day. Obsessive sports fans scare me anyway… I never understood it…

  • DannyA

    The sad thing is that it probably went down like this…”Dodgers Suck”…Oh yeah “you Suck!” knife comes out of the pocket and then fighting ensues. That is how dumb you have to be to kill someone.

    • Jadzia

      No doubt drinking was involved…it usually is!

    • http://yahoo walleye

      fking dark skins run these bstrds out before the true americans are all gone. all you Obama backers take a bow you are a bunch of traitors

      • ken

        Hey pee pee rider….OBAMA.BUSH.CHENEY.KERRY…Are all BLOOD cousins…. uken shmuch her whiter than you.

  • Carol

    How childish is it to have such a rivalry?! It’s only a game. Really and truly it is ONLY a game. When it results in Jonathan Denver’s death or the severe head injury to Bryan Stow, it goes way beyond a rivalry. Way beyond. NO sports team is worth beating someone almost to death or stabbing a man to death. These are not fans! They are immature thugs. Probably drunk with beer that is available at such sporting events. Major anger issues. And little to no respect for human life. Many people have said that they are not surprised this happened. Why wasn’t there security and maybe the police, in the parking lot? I’m sure the Giants and Dodgers would rather not have “fans” like these. Members of both teams should publicly denounce any violence among their fans.

  • http://att.net mike

    And people say there’s no excitement in Baseball. Seriously, though, these idiots are the reason people are turning their kids away from sports. Stop it, you morons.

  • http://att.net mike

    Bunch of morons. Idiots. A-holes. This is ridiculous. I hope everyone takes this lesson home: IT IS ONLY A GAME. IT IS NOT WORTH KILLING SOMEONE OVER, YOU MORONS!

  • Nancy

    What is wrong with people? The lowlifes who did this are as bad as the lowlifes that attacked Mr. Snow. When are you FOOLS going to learn this ends bad for all of us, even the ones who go to games for the sport of it.
    You put us at risk for another brainless lowlife to “get even”.

    I hope ALL of you get caught and sent to prison for a long time. Enjoy it COWARDS !!!!

  • http://yahoo walleye

    time for you young white boys to start evening up the body count@@@ enough is enough

  • Richard

    Dodger fans in Fort Bragg?

  • Kenia

    Ghetto lowlifes. Tragic.

  • Joyceln

    The waste of a human life should be forced to go to the guys house and tell his kids that he killed their dad….. and explain to them that they had a chance at living a life with a father by their side until your ego became more important than two boys having a dad for the rest of their lives, and their own kids lives. Pathetic loser!

  • Carol

    This is such a sad story. May God be with the family of this young man during the many difficult times ahead of them. Two of my kids (roughly in the same age range as this young man), love going to the stadium in Atlanta to support their team of choice. I hate the thought of becoming afraid for their lives simply because they prefer one sports team over another. Sometimes we as humans just have to agree to disagree.

  • http://www.ziggysblues.com ziggy blue

    What the fuck is wrong with these people?? All Californians,…all of them Americans,…and fighting to the death over a friggin’ baseball game? …Truly beyond sanity

  • Rich

    What has happened to our national pastime? What happened to the good ‘ol days of just going to baseball game buying a hotdog, pretzel and just enjoying the game win or lose because you had the chance to see your favorite team? This is very tragic and my condolences to the family.

  • brian

    (A disagreement)….That was still no excuse to kill another human being!….people like that are so damn retarded and stupid!!!.

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