The Dodgers visit San Francisco next Monday through Wednesday, and for once, there will be more scrutiny off the field than on it. From "Giants will employ 'heightened security measures' " by Ramona Shelburne at ESPNLosAngeles.com:
Jorge Costa has had the dates of that series circled on his calendar for months. Any time the Dodgers come to AT&T Park, the San Francisco Giants' senior vice president of stadium operations is on high alert.
After the incident at Dodger Stadium, the stakes for Costa, San Francisco law enforcement, the Giants, the Dodgers, and Major League Baseball could not be higher. Message boards have been filled with talk of retaliation towards Dodgers fans. The comments section on online articles published about Stow's beating contain disturbing, racially charged, and sometimes violent language.
Lost in all the talk about beefing up security at Dodger Stadium is how the Giants plan on preventing similar incidents at their yard. Shelburne's article does a fine job of detailing the Giants' approach to safety, and their transparency encourages confidence. Heck, Ned Colletti already employs as many former Giants as he can. Come next week, will the Dodgers be employing their security measures as well?