It was a normal AT&T Park night, with no major fights or public incidents, as the San Francisco Giants hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time since Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten March 31 at Dodger Stadium.
Giants officials implemented security measures at AT&T Park on the par for a World Series game for the night, and it paid off.
“I think it went very well,” Jorge Costa, the Giants’ senior vice president for stadium operations, told ESPN. “There was the typical stupidity and typical stuff you’d see at a Giants-Dodgers game, but other than that, I think everything went very well.
“I think we had a strong message of ‘zero tolerance’ and the people who tested it got dealt with.”
That included some arrests for public intoxication and the usual angry words between Giants and Dodgers fans. But no fights, no beating, and nothing out of the ordinary.
Helping to quiet the crowd: a pregame ceremony with both teams that honored Stow and was a call for civility.
Pulling this off for one game is hard enough; pulling it off for an entire season will be a challenge. The same level of security will be around for tonight’s game as well.
Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the season-opening win by the Dodgers over the Giants; he remains in a medically induced coma to decrease swelling of his brain, and police are still in search of his assailants.
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