A San Francisco Giants fan from Santa Cruz was severely beaten and hospitalized outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Thursday night following the team's opening-day game.
Bryan Stow, 42, a paramedic and a father of two, was walking with friends near Dodger Stadium's F2 parking lot, at 1000 Elysian Park Ave., when two suspects clad in Dodgers clothing approached him from behind at about 8:25 p.m., Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera said.
Stow's parents, Ann and Dave Stow of Capitola, are with their son at the hospital.
The suspects first taunted the man about his love of the Giants and then hit him from behind, which caused him to fall to the ground, according to police.
They proceeded to kick the victim repeatedly, causing head and body injuries severe enough for responding paramedics to take him to a local hospital, Herrera said.
The man's friends tried to intervene and were also attacked by the suspects, who are believed to be between ages 18 and 25, according to police.
Two others besides Stow were attacked. Herrera said Stow was last considered in critical but stable, condition Friday afternoon. The other two suffered minor injuries and were treated at the stadium parking lot, according to police.
No arrests have been made in connection to the beating, and no additional suspect information was immediately available.
The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants, 2-1, Thursday night.
—Bay City News Service