Dodgers, Giants Rivalry Claims Another Victim

LA fan is stabbed to death in altercation
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2013 5:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police say it was indeed a fight over rival baseball teams that led to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old man in San Francisco Wednesday night. Jonathan Denver was wearing Dodgers gear when his group encountered a group of Giants fans on a street outside the Giants' stadium, reports the Los Angeles Times. "There was a back-and-forth about the Giants-Dodgers rivalry, which deteriorated into a physical fight," says San Fran's police chief.

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The groups actually broke apart after that first fight, but met up again a short time later and fought again. Denver got stabbed during the second fight, and police have two suspects in custody, ages 18 and 21. Denver had been at that night's Dodgers-Giants game with his father, who works as a security guard for the Dodgers, and a few other people, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. His death follows the beating in 2011 of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium. Stow survived but has severe brain injuries. (Read more Los Angeles Dodgers stories.)

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