LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Plans to ply Los Angeles Dodgers fans with half-price beer on selected nights may be on ice.

Dodger spokesman Josh Rawitch told the Los Angeles Times that the team is reconsidering a half-price-at-the-concession-stands night promotion.

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt maintained all last week that the team’s beer sales policies were not a factor in the increasing lawlessness, that the team now admits, has permeated Dodger Stadium.

The nearly-fatal brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan 10 days ago has generated a firestorm of criticism from Dodger fans unhappy with security at Chavez Ravine.

“I don’t think it’s the sale of beer that’s a problem, per se,” McCourt said at a news conference Friday. “I think it’s the abuse of that privilege.”

Team spokesman Rawitch told The Times in comments posted online today that the team has reversed course, and is reviewing its prices and serving sizes for beer at the stadium.

The team is also reviewing at what point in a baseball game the taps should be turned off.

McCourt, beset by a divorce action and stadium cash-flow problems, has been financially pinched this year. His request for television rights payments ahead of schedule by the Fox networks was rejected by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig.

The team has also been asked to pay overtime expenses for the extra Los Angeles police presence that is being sent to the stadium in the wake of the beating.

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Comments (21)
  1. Danny says:

    Ever see angry violent pot smokers? Legalize Marijuana!

  2. Brad Pilz says:

    If he would have dealty with this years ago it might not have cost this much.. I guess what comes around goes around. Dodgers Secutity is a Joke

  3. not again says:

    Sounds like they are down and out. Time to movr them out of LA to a better paying less criminal city

  4. REAL NEWS says:

    security advisor

    Dodger News… dogers turn to ex lapd chief bratton as a security advisor… i would like to point out bratton was the
    chief of police when a Giants fan was shot in the parking lot… http://articles.latimes.com/2003/sep/21/local/me-dodgers21

    i would also like to point out that you can see the lapd academy from Dodger Stadium…. ?… why not get some rookie or
    some cadets to cirlce the lot.. seems like good (not wasting the peoples tax) free trainning to me…

    Also Dodgers are putting a hold on half price beer……
    in other words saying… only the poor or commit crimes…

    some say its the gangs
    some say its the booze
    some say its the karma that was left behind when thay took Chaves Ravine from the people…

    What do you think?

    1. Rick says:

      I say the gang bangers ruined a good thing for everybody. A few bucks saved on brew can go toward extra tickets or ga$ in the tank. Regarding the karma thing in regards from the people (many illegal, even back then) being moved away from the Ravine. I doubt it, we would not have had any Championships or Saints like Vin Scully to brag about if that were the case. Karma doesn’t send Shaven, pathetic gang bangers for revenge.
      Karma would be the next big one destroying the Stadium on Cinco de Mayo.

  5. drozone69 says:

    Just enforce our borders and the hispanic gangmembers would die off!!Beer was not the issue here.The issue here is white American men not standing up to the red coats,I mean South of the border invaders.What a crock of feces this whole media and doyer episode has been!!White Americans you have been warned you are fair game in percentages!!P.S. where is Rev.Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? OOPs my bad,forgot it was Whitey who is our victim!!

  6. Brian Brian says:

    Honestly I drink like 5 beers at dodgers games. I’m sober by the 9th inning, all those trips to pee and running back to my seat get me.

  7. Robby Logan says:

    To replace the half-price beer promotion, the Dodgers announced:
    every Friday night game will be Free Crackpipe giveaway;
    Saturday games will feature 2 for 1 Olde English Malt Liquor;
    Sundays are free steaknives taped to all bleacher seats!

    Yeah, the half-price beer idea was just asking for trouble.

  8. c-gas says:

    They should just stop selling beer period. Alcohol and Mexicans don’t mix. Since we cant get rid of Mexicans, unfortunately, let’s get rid of the beer at Dodoger stadium.

    1. Robert says:

      Racist meth smoking trash

  9. jeff says:

    they should not be selling beer at all ,they are not going to a bar or night club ,the ones that drink should be fined for drinking in public also driving while drunk ,these idiots are setting a bad example for the kids that go to the game grown-ups can drink soda ,same as the kids again i thought drinking in public was illegal anyway

  10. Lisa says:

    Doesn’t anyone in the Dodger/LAPD field get it? THE PROBLEM IS THE ALCOHOL! This is not a race/gender issue. Instant A**hole just add alcohol!

    Can the Dodgers just bring back the days when parents brought their children to enjoy a hot dog and a baseball game?

    “Take me out to the Ballgame” doesn’t include daddy/mommy/family get drunk and start fights!

    Saddened that this is happening in CA,

  11. Rich Mexican MD says:

    Would you be surprised if the assailants are 4th generation Mexican Americans? Or that they dint speak English?

    1. ES says:

      I highly doubt it.

  12. abolish politicians says:

    abolish alcohol from the united states .

  13. Lou says:

    All the problems are drunk mexicans they love beer and beans, they will find a way to stay drunk in the parking lot, thats their life,being drunk.

    1. Robert says:

      You like meth and stolen beer you racist trash

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  15. Rebecca Weiss says:

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