Not only are the Dodgers battling for their postseason survival, but their fans are also engaged in conflicts.
Despite the Los Angeles Dodgers’ impressive regular-season performance, it appears that none of that success may ultimately matter. The Arizona Diamondbacks have visited Chavez Ravine and seized the first two games of the NLDS series.
Clayton Kershaw struggled under the playoff spotlight in the opener, while last night, Zac Gallen and the D-Backs bullpen rose to the occasion. With their cherished team now facing elimination, Dodger Stadium spectators found themselves grappling with intense emotions in public, perhaps exacerbated by a few too many $14 ballpark beverages.
Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of fans remained composed and acted as responsible adults. However, a small number of incidents tarnished the atmosphere, resulting in several absurd fight videos circulating from the somber venue, providing fodder for bystanders’ judgment.
Some altercations occurred in the bathroom, others in the parking lot, and a couple even unfolded in the concourse. In essence, no area was immune to the turmoil.
One might wonder what kind of disputes could escalate to physical violence. Perhaps a disagreement over whether the 4-6-3 double play is the most aesthetically pleasing, or maybe a passionate debate over Robert Creamer’s writing style took an ugly turn. Even a heated discussion about the merits and drawbacks of infield fly rule interpretation could have led to altercations.
People’s passion for the sport occasionally manifests itself in the most inexplicable internet videos. Sometimes, it can simply be attributed to overindulgence.