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Monday, April 11, 2011

Dodgers Come to Town, Giants to Increase Security

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 7:40 AM

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With the Dodgers -- and their fans -- making their way to San Francisco for tonight's game, the Giants have added more security to prepare for the worst.

Officer Albie Esparza told media outlets that police will have a "very visible increased presence" inside and outside AT&T Park, just in case there is any retaliation after Dodgers fans beat Giants fan Bryan Stow two weeks ago.  The Giants say the security force will be 30 to 40 percent higher than what you typically see at a game.

"Anyone who is causing any problems will be dealt with immediately in order to prevent any further escalation," Esparza was quoted as saying in the Examiner.

Meanwhile, tonight's game will be dedicated to Stow, who was brutally beaten outside the Dodger stadium after the opener game on March 31. He remains in critical condition with possible brain damage at a Los Angeles hospital.

Both teams and cities have pulled together a $100,000 reward to help catch the men responsible for attacking Stow, who was beaten as he walked to his car.

Today's game is the first between the Giants and the Dodgers since the incident.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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