LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) – A 36-year-old Boston Red Sox fan said he was stabbed and beaten in Koreatown Sunday night by a group of assailants – including one who told him “this is Dodger country right here.”

The attack on Josh Davis, who lives in Los Angeles but is from Massachusetts, occurred shortly after the Red Sox clinched the World Series championship with a Game 5 victory at Dodger Stadium.

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According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Davis was attacked about 11 p.m. Sunday in the area of Third and St. Andrews Streets. The victim was walking home from a store when he was approached by two men in their 20s, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said.

An argument ensued and one of the men stabbed Davis with a sharp object and the other assaulted him, Lopez said.

The victim was then robbed, with Davis writing on Facebook that his attackers took his cell phone and wallet. Officers met him at a hospital, where they took his report, according to Lopez.

Lopez said police had no information about a baseball rivalry contributing to the attack.

Davis told Yahoo Sports he suffered five stab wounds, had several teeth knocked out and suffered a broken nose. He said he was wearing Red Sox gear when he was attacked by two men in Dodger clothes, and one of them told him “this is Dodger country right here.”

On Facebook, Davis thanked people for supporting him and shared details about the attack, which he said involved more than two assailants.

After losing to Houston in Game 7 last year by the same 5-1 score, the Dodgers became the first team defeated on its home field in consecutive World Series since the New York Giants by the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds in 1936 and ’37.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service and the Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (17)
  1. CCW next Josh.
    LA is infested with depraved gimmeDat zombies.
    Lesson learned.

  2. Donny Dingle says:

    Those California Liberals get upset and dangerous when they lose. It’s best to avoid them if possible.

  3. Bill Smith says:

    It always surprise me when people wear their sports paraphernalia, in the opposition ball park and on the streets of the opposition home city and think that they won’t meet people who support their home team and that they won’t meet hostile comments and actions. This young man is lucky he wasn’t killed. It is the height of naivety to flaunt your teams colors in hostile territory.

    1. Gee Bill….and I suppose a woman deserves to get raped because of the clothes she is wearing?

    2. James Mendez says:

      bill yah your a dodger fan

    3. Scott Brown says:

      You are right Bill…

      Best way not to get stabbed is to wear a regular shirt, and go on about your day.

  4. Erica Reinhardt says:

    “…two men in their 20s…” I wonder what identifying features were left out of that useless description.

  5. The Drudge Report posted this story. So did PressCalifornia.com, which has more real news from California.

  6. Brad Kaplan says:

    Yeah, great “description” of the assailants… We know why.

  7. John Deuteronomy says:

    At least he didn’t appear in Blackface.

  8. David Anderson says:

    Obviously just cowardly thugs looking to start a fight and rob the guy. I guess we’ll have to contact the victim for a better description of the assailants, CBS?

  9. Richard Baker says:

    Just that old Southern California hospitality.

  10. Is it really trash talking when your team has won?
    I guess holding the winners responsible for the pains of the losers is the way of the world now.

  11. Rick Levy says:

    Hence why I don’t wear sports gear. Lowlife POS’ will use it as a reason to attack if not aligned with “their” team similar to entering “their” neighborhood neither of which they own or will EVER own. Their Dodgers gear was likely stolen too.

  12. Martin Deano says:

    I bet he wishes he had a gun. But that can’t happen in the people’s republic of kalifornia.

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