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Woman knocked unconscious during fight between A’s and Giants fans outside AT&T Park

Jul 11, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

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A woman was knocked unconscious during a fight between A’s and Giants fans outside AT&T Park following the A’s-Giants game yesterday afternoon. The fight took place on King Street, which is just outside the park. The woman was actually attempting to break up a fight between two men, but ended up being punched in the face and hit her head on the sidewalk. Her condition is unknown, but she was unresponsive when she was taken away in an ambulance.

Last fall a man was killed during a fight near AT&T Park following a Dodgers-Giants game. And, of course, Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten outside of Dodger Stadium following the Opening Day game in 2011.


  1. jm91rs - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    I’ve always felt that there was nothing more important in life than the outcome of a baseball game. /s

    • chacochicken - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Unless, hypothetically speaking, you made a serious of hard luck loss bets that culminate in a double or nothing wager that you can’t possibly cover.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

        In order words, the person made a fools bet? Sorry, I have no sympathy for fools.

      • chacochicken - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM

        In our hypothetical scenario the Braves won the 1995 world series in 6 games so there was no need to cover a lost wager. Fools bet on animals and underdogs.

  2. doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    again, California?

  3. floreskins - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    It didn’t happen in Philadelphia, so I don’t expect to hear about it much, as it doesn’t fit the national narrative for the one and only source of fan hooliganism

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Except the sole basis allowing you to make that comment is a post about it happening elsewhere, thereby undercutting your persecution complex somewhat.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM

        Mmmm…if she recovers fine (and I pray she does) I doubt this will be heard again. Had it happened at a Phillies game, I think you would. Surely you aren’t denying you whip out fan incidents like “vomit boy” ad nauseam (cheeky latin phrase intentional)

        You can call it persecution complex if you want – I would call it Phillies fans just getting extremely fed up by being lumped together with the lowest common denominator at the park.

      • schmedley69 - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:19 PM

        On a related note, Vomit Boy, also known as Pukemon, died last month at the age of 25 from some blood disorder.

      • stupidusername - Jul 11, 2014 at 2:43 PM

        I personally hate when Philly fans do this on non-Philly articles. If you’d just let it go and not keep reminding people where it *didn’t* happen maybe people will move on from stuff that’s actually of lesser significance than what happened in another city. The problem is that doesn’t seem like something that will ever happen.

        But it’s absolutely not a persecution complex. That’s a ridiculous thing to say. You’d have to be inferring that Philadelphia fans are never persecuted, there’s never any posts or comments trashing Philadelphia fans. And that’s not what you mean to say.

    • paperlions - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      Yeah, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read, “To everyone’s surprise, this didn’t happen in Philadelphia”, when reading about Stowe or the murder in SF last year.

      Oh, wait, yeah I can: zero times.

    • yahmule - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      Say, isn’t that the city that booed Santa Claus?

    • davidpom50 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      Yeah, I can’t believe how little the national media paid attention to Bryan Stow.

    • indaburg - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      As a kid, I wore my Mets gear to Vet stadium, 700 level and… I live to tell the tale. No one even threatened to vomit on me or anything. Last year, I went to CBP, and it was… lovely. I saw Braves fans cheering, without any harassment. I kind of feel deprived of the Philly experience.

      No one on this message board brought up Philly. Don’t bring it up and keep reminding us of Philly’s past. The new source of fan hooliganism is obviously the SF Bay area.

  4. rollinghighwayblues - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    This seems to become a very serious problem. Not trying to be sexist or anything but the last thing a woman needs to do is try to break up a fight between two grown (perhaps drunken) men.

    • mornelithe - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      Depends on the woman (and the men, for that matter), I would imagine the story would be vastly different if the woman in question were Ronda Rousey. Now that’d be a hoot.

      • rollinghighwayblues - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

        Just going off what I see in everyday life. How many women a day do you see that could defend themselves against a man ready to fight?

        On the other hand, I would not mind getting a good licking from Ronda Rousey.

      • mornelithe - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        On average, I’d say you’re probably correct that a woman should probably avoid getting in the middle of two inebriated men. However, as I said, that doesn’t apply to all men, or all women.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM

      I stepped in to break up a fight once. I did not get knocked out. It worked. Just saying.

      • indaburg - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:08 PM

        I did too, as a kid, but I was dumb to do so. As an adult, I call the professionals–911. No need to play hero. There are just too many people carrying guns escalating situations.

    • scatterbrian - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      I’m a dude and I’m not necessarily jumping in to break up a fight between two drunkards, especially two drunkards who are overly passionate about the outcome of a sporting event.

    • mazblast - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      And the last thing a man should ever do is to try to break up a fight between two women. Almost every time, the women will become instant allies and try to beat the snot out of the man.

  5. ripwarrior - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I would never wear my teams gear in another stadium. Doesn’t seem fun to pay for a ticket to be heckled/beaten/killed.

    • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      I live in SF. I am an A’s fan. I can wear my damned hat wherever I please.

      Also, If you can’t wear your team colors at an opposing ballpark, we have a very serious problem,

      • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

        wear my hat

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

        Right Arm Clyde! Right arm…
        There are some stadiums in which you have to be careful. I know I had an issue (wearing my Scott Rolen jersey) at AT&T several years ago while grabbing beer during a Cardinals/Giants game. A Gang Banger wannabe starting heckling/cursing me in Spanish. He was feeling pretty good with the Giants up 7-0 and his chump ass buddies standing around him.
        I let it go until he brought something up about my Mother.
        To which I replied…”let’s get off of Mothers cause’ I just got off yours.”
        This didn’t go over very well with him. Lol! But his buddies laughed.

      • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM

        Scott Rolen era cardinals?

        Is that the around the time a cardinal pitcher got into a fight with a fan getting on the team bus after a playoff game? I want to say around 2002.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        You have a hell of a memory Clyde. It was actually 2004 I believe. But yeah…you got it. And I vaguely remember the fight in which you are referencing. Who was the player?

      • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:20 PM

        Don’t recall the player. I think a pitcher with a longer name. my girlfriend was a PI working the case for someone, I think her client was the cardinals’ attorney. Anyway, I don’t remember the details. but I do remember taking lots of pictures of the sidewalk.

      • mybrunoblog - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        What happened to all the peace loving liberal hippies in San Francisco? Bad crowd from Oakland crossing the bridge to watch baseball and make trouble?

      • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        Right, Cuz there are constant assaults at the coliseum.

    • chacochicken - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      Come out to Nats Park, the worst you’ll receive is a gentle ribbing. Although the beer selection could be a little better.

    • Old Gator - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

      Not when you can stay home and do the heckling, beating and killing on your X-Box.

      • doctorofsmuganomics - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:21 AM

        good time had by all

      • historiophiliac - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM

        Man, your wife is tough, OG.

      • Old Gator - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:24 PM

        And I’ve got the casts, signed by the entire 2003 Feesh championship team, to prove it. To this day I continue to maintain that I only fell down the escalator.

    • NatsLady - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      I went in full Nats regalia this summer to Miller Park and Wrigley Field. At both places I was welcomed and treated with friendliness and courtesy, and even bought a cheap ticket (a very nice ticket) from a season-ticket holder who had extras. Granted the Nats are not “rivals” of either team, but I can’t say enough good about the Midwestern attitude.

      Also, you can wear your gear to Nats Park, it happens ALL the time, that’s the nature of being a tourist/transient town.

      I wore Nats gear to Camden Yards, also. They were unfriendly to the point of rudeness, but I never felt threatened, I think that’s just Ballmer.

  6. schmedley69 - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    I’m making my first trip out to AT&T Park next month. Assumed it was pretty safe. Now I’m a little worried.

    • Old Gator - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Go visit Muir Woods instead. You might catch the monarch migration, and I have never read of anyone being beaten up by a butterfly.

      Uh…oh…Mothra…never mind.

      • schmedley69 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:04 AM

        I heard those woods are infested with talking, violent, human-hating apes now. Think I’ll pass.

      • mornelithe - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM

        You apparently aren’t familiar with THE MONARCH!!!

        If this copy paste screws up, my bad, I’ve never been able to embed on this site.

      • Gamera the Brave - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM

        Dated Mothra for a while – ah, good memories…

      • Old Gator - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:25 PM

        Polymorphous perversity with a couple of singing elves. Yesssssssss!

      • irishmanknowsall - Jul 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        A very beautiful and peaceful spot.

    • clydeserra - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:57 AM

      its fine. Its perfectly safe.

      the worst thing that has happened to me is someone asked (politely) for my giveaway item. They saw the hat and figured I didn’t care.

      • Old Gator - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:26 PM

        Are you speaking to us from beyond the grave again?

    • jennstergersburnedretinas - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      The problem isn’t the park. It’s the fringe element that needs to be locked away or populated on Antarctica. I wear my O’s gear wherever I go and have NEVER had a problem. The closest that I’ve ever come to having issues is with fellow fans who are acting like dbags. Go to AT&T, it’s freaking beautiful and get some Gilroys garlic fries. Amazing!

    • yahmule - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:15 AM

      We went to AT&T for a game three years ago. Froze to death, but everything else was pretty great. We had just gotten into town from three days among the redwoods, so my only complaint was the city itself was making me claustrophobic.

    • davidpom50 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      I’ve been to AT&T a few times in Dodgers gear, and never had anything worse than some friendly banter-type heckling, nothing that ever made me feel unsafe or uncomfortable. I do the same thing to fans at Dodger Stadium (and if I see that they’re getting uncomfortable, I’ll apologize and buy them a beer or a hot dog to bury the hatchet). Friendly smack talk is one of my favorite parts of sports.

    • billybawl - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      You’ll be fine. I’ve even sat in the bleachers at AT&T with an A’s hat and had a good time. The problem comes from being a jerk and attracting other jerks, and/or excess alcohol consumption. If you really want to make sure you’ll be left alone, spend a little scratch for a more expensive seat and don’t go overboard on cheering.

  7. sclobernocker47 - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Easy with the term unresponsive.
    That word commonly includes the automated response lnown as breathing.

    At least in the search and rescue world.

    • indaburg - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

      Incorrect. I worked ER. Unresponsive does not mean unable to respirate. It means unresponsive to stimuli.

  8. philliesblow - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    I thought California was full of peace-loving, pot-smoking, liberal flower children.

    • upperdecker19 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      That only accounts for half of us. The other half of the state is reserved for gangstas and people here illegally.

      • scatterbrian - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM

        Settle down. There are plenty of people in this state who aren’t in gangs and aren’t here illegally, but are a$$holes.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Have you been to Murietta?

      • Old Gator - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:27 PM

        No, but I have put a few drops in each eye after swimming in chlorinated pools.

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

        Southwestern Riverside County’s a little warm for me this time of year. But the reason there are so many undocumented workers in CA is that white boys won’t do the back breaking work that the immigrant does. It’s a vicious cycle partly caused by our own greed: we want our fruits and veggies for pennies, and white boys don’t work for pennies.

  9. realgone2 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Go to Turner field. It’s safe there. The fans are only there to stuff their faces and try and get on the jumbotron. I’m pretty sure they don’t even realize they’re at a ballgame.

    • scorpiox1960 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      After the Braves leave maybe Turner Field could still sell concessions and operate the jumbotron.

    • mybrunoblog - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM

      Isn’t it interesting? All these baseball cities that used to get such a bad reputation for crime like New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Washington DC and we never hear about violence or beatings. What’s up with California?

  10. tonyc920 - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    What is it about these Cali stadiums and the parking lots. I go to Miller Park for Brewer games usually twice a month for years, and I’ve NEVER seen a fight, in the lots or in the stadium. And we draw 30 – 40k almost every game. Anger issues. In fact many of the Cubs and Cards fans enjoy games in Brewtown. They say it’s the friendliest ballpark.

    • Uncle Charlie - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      Agreed Wrigley north is a friendly place, as far as divisional rivalries go. Can’t say the same for GABP though, full if Kentucky rednecks.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:04 PM

        Great American Smallpark used to be a great place to watch a game Charlie.
        I never had issues. Being from Central Indiana…I go to several games a year.
        Used to be able to talk Baseball the whole game surrounded by Reds fans.
        But over the last several years (since the Redlegs starting winning a little)…I have noticed a lot of their “fans” have started getting the swelled chest syndrome. They are starting to remind me of Bengals fans.

      • mazblast - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

        I’ve lived in Cincinnati most of the years since the later days of Crosley Field. As an almost lifelong fan of another NL team, I have been spit on, punched, doused with stale beer, threatened with serious harm, and even been told by ushers that if I complained, I’d be thrown out of the ballpark (most of this at the late, unlamented Riverfront Stadium). All for the crime of sometimes wearing my team’s headgear and rooting for the visiting team.

        Reds fans pride themselves on their baseball knowledge, of which they have little beyond derp-derp-derp-Pete-should-be-in-the-Hall-derp-derp. They’ve improved in the last decade, and the ushers are no longer from the Hitler Youth or the KGB, but it’s still a hostile environment. When I went to the Reds-Jays game a few Fridays ago, the one the Reds led 8-0 and lost 14-9, the Toronto fans’ exuberance (even when down eight runs) was the kind that would have gotten them pummeled 20-30-40 years ago. So there has been some progress.

        Friendliest fans I’ve encountered? St. Louis and Milwaukee. Worst? Shea and the Vet. Most indifferent to everything? Astrodome, Joe Robbie, Atlanta. Most passionate about their team, but non-threatening to others? Baltimore. Admittedly, I haven’t been everywhere, and I’ve gone to more parks that are gone than to ones that are current.

      • jimeejohnson - Jul 12, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        Cincy fans are sore losers because their team sucks.

      • greengoldandbold - Jul 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM

        And we enjoy an occasional trip down to Wrigleyville too. I love the atmosphere and businesses on Clark and Addison outside the park. For the most part it’s a friendly trip although you run into an idiot every so often just because I wear my Brewer gear, but it’s not violence. Just punks mouthing off. To be expected. Now if you could do something about the parking there ……. ?

  11. billybawl - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    They need to break out those 50-50 A’s/Giants caps you used to see everywhere — half black, half green, with a yellowish/orange visor. Peace and love.

  12. joecool16280 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    Much to a lot of people’s surprise the Bay Area isn’t all tech/hippie/liberal people. There are idiots and criminal types just like every other metro area.

    The things we do have that are generalized as correct are great Mexican food, great produce, and killer wines.

    • Uncle Charlie - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      There are criminals in the Bay Area? Shocker.

      • hcf95688 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:29 PM

  13. hcf95688 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    I’ve worn my A’s cap every time I’ve gone to AT&T/Pac Bell/McCovey’s Sewer, even if the A’s aren’t playing. It’s not an issue, at all especially inside the stadium. The problems arise outside the stadium, once most of the crowds are gone and a few drinks have been had. AT&T has more than its share of incidents, including fans being killed after games.

    shmedley69: I hope you have a nice visit out here to the Bay Area. Enjoy the game. I also hope you have time to take in an A’s game during your visit. While there a lot less bells and whistles distractions (we, on the sunny side of the bay do not for example have a Coke bottle slide, an organic herb farm or a wide variety of quiche) to keep you entertained, we DO have exciting baseball, inexpensive seats and rambunctious, spirited group of fans in a safe & friendly environment.

  14. fifthstarter - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    Breaking news: drunk idiots are everywhere.

    Terrible event and I hope this woman recovers quickly and fully, but I’m not sure about all the commenters struggling to rewrite narratives about the Bay Area or California. Unfortunately, people the world over will happily get drunk and violent over insignificant things like sports.

    • raysfan1 - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      Lot doesn’t even have to involve the close-by sporting event.

      Last year in the city where I live, during the NBA playoffs, a bar fight broke out downtown at a bar just outside the arena. In the end one drunk thug shot and killed his drunk victim. Neither were there for the game.

  15. pantherpro - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Oakland trash was in town for game!

  16. APBA Guy - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Police have made one arrest:

    They also maintain this was not a rival fan confrontation.

    I’ve never had any problem attending games at AT&T. But I’ve seen plenty of sloppy drunks emerging from the park, which is something I did not usually see back East when I went to a lot of O’s games, nor do I see it at the Mausoleum.

    Maybe there’s something about the “anything goes” vibe of SF that people misinterpret.

    Also, the short article says that the victim is expected to recover fully.

  17. pantherpro - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:32 PM

    Raider fan was dressed in ugly green and gold for the day. The stench is still there regardless of colors

  18. Homesforsaleinfriscotx - Jul 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Wearing team jerseys has become a gang sign in a lot of ball parks. Drunks and drugged up bangers like to talk trash, and it gets worse every year. Billionaire owners don’t want to pay minimum wage to 50 extra security guards for 2 hours/nite because their yacht needs polishing EVERY day, mind you. So let the fans beware. You are entering another dimension…one where neither reason or humanity shows any sign of habitation….you are entering….the stadium parking lot. Be very afraid

  19. corky2141 - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    I’ve worn phillies gear into 10-12 different stadiums all over the country with no issues but wore A’s gear into Camden yards the other week and got heckled like crazy. Even had a guy tell me he would have stabbed the pitcher (Kazmir) if he could get on the field. The yellow & green must hurt people’s eyes or something

  20. pantherpro - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    A’s just became relavent after beating the champs of the bay. One too many new A’s fan popping off! You’re still Oakland bra

    • fifthstarter - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:37 PM

      Was it really necessary to post similar (and equally rude) comments twice on this story? Show a little respect and class.

  21. philliephanatic - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Isn’t the west coast lifestyle like the land of milk and honey? Why all the violence?!? Now if you told me this happened at Yankee Stadium after a Red Sox/Yankees game…..

  22. irishmanknowsall - Jul 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Quick! Get the lawyers! Another franchise has failed to read the minds of its fans and is now liable for the choices their fans made to act incredibly stupid. Alcohol, is a wonderful thing.

  23. jimeejohnson - Jul 12, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    “I thought California was full of peace-loving, pot-smoking, liberal flower children.”

    You thought wrong. There are plenty of John Birch right wing bass turds there, too. How the hell could idiots like Reagan and The Arnold get elected Governor?

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