Undercover Blues

Dispatches from Pangaea

In the wake of the Bryan Stow beating last year, police are going undercover in San Francisco’s AT&T Park, dressing up as Dodger fans as the Giants face their division rivals from L.A. In case you thought the sour relationship between the Giants and Dodgers was the only instance of special security, peruse this item from the NY Post. It turns out some raucous 49er fans acted like their shoe size instead of their age during the NFC Divisional Playoffs, forcing a few of San Francisco’s finest undercover in an effort to help guard the polite patches of timid NY Giants fans at Candlestick Park.

In all seriousness, the Bryan Stow incident (as well as the Nancy Kerrigan incident and the Toomer’s Corner incident, to name a few) is senseless and regrettable. We love sports, in part, because they stoke our passions. But whenever that passion is misplaced…

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