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Cops Seek Mom, Son in Dodger Stadium Assault

Fan was critically injured

(Newser) - Two people suspected of critically injuring a man outside Dodger Stadium are believed to be a mother and son, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Police declined to release the ages of the mother and son or discuss what precipitated the fight on Friday night, but Beck says... More »

Magic Johnson Group Buys Dodgers for $2B

Frank McCourt accepts record-breaking bid

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers will become the most expensive sports franchise ever sold under a deal reached between owner Frank McCourt and a group led by Magic Johnson. The $2.3 billion all-cash deal includes $2 billion for the team, and $150 million for a joint venture on land surrounding... More »

Dodgers Beating Witness Dies Suddenly

Key witness in Stow case dies from peanut allergy

(Newser) - The case against two men accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow into a coma outside Dodger Stadium has been dealt a serious setback by a salad. Key witness Matthew Lee, who was also assaulted by Stow's attackers, died suddenly on the weekend, apparently after suffering an allergic reaction... More »

LA Vows to Make Dodger Stadium Safe

LAPD: You're going to see a sea of blue; it's not going to be Dodger blue'

(Newser) - Los Angeles authorities have vowed to dramatically increase security at Dodger Stadium following the near-fatal beating of a Giants fan. At "an absolute minimum," the police force will double the number of uniformed officers patrolling the stadium and boost the number of plainclothes cops in the area, announced... More »

Sorry, Madge: No Reunion for Brit, Justin

But the exes never share the stage

(Newser) - Madonna brought Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake together again—sort of. She shared the stage with famous exes during her show last night at Dodger Stadium, E! Online reports, but not at the same time. Brit joined Madge for the third song of the night and got a kiss—on... More »

Critic Cries in Beer Over Ballpark Brews

Drinking tour of sports stadiums draws Bronx cheer

(Newser) - Nothing like downing a cold one while watching the game at the ballpark—or is there? On a beer-tasting tour of select baseball stadiums, Portfolio's connoisseur Franz Lidz found the brew generally lukewarm, with a rank aftertaste. "Nobody tastes stadium beer," said his neighbor at Shea Stadium. "... More »

Not Your Grandfather's Hot Dog Stand

Food columnist finds best, worst stadium fare in major leagues

(Newser) - From a perfect crab salad sandwich at AT&T field in San Francisco to a dreadful crab cake at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the New York Times charts the range and quality of foods available at America's ballparks. Crab isn't the only departure from the ubiquitous hot dog: During his... More »

Best American Ballparks

One scribe suggests places you'd most want to be taken out for a ballgame

(Newser) - In choosing the best place to watch a ballgame, Chris De Luca decided to keep the team and city out of the discussion. With that in mind, the Chicago Sun-Times presents his list:
  1. Fenway Park: the flawed classic.
  2. Safeco Field: the high-tech home of the Mariners.
  3. Yankee Stadium: sadly, not
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McLouth's Homer Leads Bucs Past LA

Pittsburgh wins fourth straight as Dodgers' pen blows lead in ninth

(Newser) - Nate McLouth extended his season-opening hitting streak to 13 games with a two-out, three-run homer off closer Takashi Saito in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the stunned Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday for their fourth straight victory. McLouth is one of three players to hit safely in... More »

Mitts Ready, Fans Hope to Cash in on Record Homer

Ball from Bonds' 756th may fetch $500K

(Newser) - With San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds one homer away from Hank Aaron's record, fans are flocking to games less to watch the action than for a chance at reeling in a mighty valuable baseball. Homer No. 755 could sell for up to $50,000, the LA Times reports, and record-breaking... More »

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