The sweet smell of freshly cut grass. The first snap of a real hot dog. The crack of a bat. The cheer of the crowd.
These experiences can only mean one thing: Baseball is back here in America.
And while my beloved Atlanta Braves are off to an unfortunate, but unsurprisingly slow start, many of us here in the south are faring better than a Dodger fan who found himself in a scary and potentially life-threatening situation this week.
Police are still looking for a man who attacked 45-year-old Rafael Reyna in the Dodger Stadium parking lot, leaving him on life support with a fractured skull.take our poll - story continues below
The suspect reportedly confronted Reyna as he walked to his car after Friday night’s extra innings game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Reyna was on the phone with his wife, Christel, when the attack happened. She told CBSLA in an emotional interview that she could hear someone yelling at her husband, and then heard a loud thump. She remained on the phone as strangers tended to her husband.
And while a GoFundMe page has been created in order to assist the Reyna family with their medical bills, other Dodger fans have questions they’d like answered.
“I just feel sorry for him and his family. They need to do something better for security for reasons for people who come out to watch the game,” says Manuel Cruz, a fan who attended Sunday’s game.
Reyna’s wife held a similar sentiment as Cruz, wondering, through sobbing, why the Dodgers organization would be so careless with the safety of their fans.
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