Originally posted by Niners99:
So the Brian Stow situation can only happen on opening day?
It could happen on other days, but I think Opening Day represents a greater chance. 56k (which the Dodgers normally don't have at their games), high levels of drinking, lots of anticipation of the season starting and hatred/jealousy towards the Giants all were magnified by that Opening Day imo.
Not that the stadium environment there is great ANY time, but it was probably especially bad that game.
And some of what I'm saying is natural bitterness that the Giants didn't get to start at home and also being sick of being the Dodgers home opener game in front of their drunken charged up opening day crowd.