The Los Angeles Dodgers started the season on the wrong foot, but it had nothing to do with their on-field play.
A tragic incident in a parking lot outside Dodger Stadium took place after the Dodgers defeated the San Fransisco Giants 2-1 in their home opener on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Los Angeles police are currently searching for two Dodgers fans who assaulted and critically injured a Giants fan around 8:30 p.m. in Parking Lot 2.
The two Dodgers fans reportedly approached a trio of unsuspecting Giants fans after the game, kicking and punching them while shouting expletives about the Giants, LAPD sergeant Sanford Rosenberg reports. One man was critically injured as a result of the beating.
"The man suffered a serious head injury during the assault after the game,'' Rosenberg said.
The victim is currently hospitalized and in critical, but stable condition. It is still unclear if alcohol consumption was a factor in this case.
Approximately 25 arrests were made at the Dodgers Opening Day, with LAPD reporting that most were related to the consumption of too much alcohol. Last year's Opening Day saw 132 arrests, prompting the police to beef up their security this year.
Giants fans were also taunting their rivals during the regular-season opener, though in a far less physical way. One Giants fan hired an airplane to fly over Dodger Stadium during the game pulling a banner that read: "Dodgers still suck. From SF champs fans."