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Dodgers Bench Half-Off Alcohol Plan

Dodger Executives Reconsidered a Deal to Offer Alcohol for Half Price in the Wake of the Near Beating of a Giant's Fan Last Month.

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    Dodger Executives Reconsider a Deal to Offer Alcohol for Half Price in the Wake of the Near Beating of a Giant's Fan Last Month.

    It was supposed to be a deal for Dodger fan-- alcohol half-price during certain games this summer.

    But in the wake of the near fatal beating of a Giant's fan on opening day, Dodger executives reconsidered.

    Alcoholic beverages are no longer part of the Dodgers’ Half Price Food & Drink Promotion, the team said in a statement Wednesday. The deal was supposed to be offered during games on April 21, May 4, June 15, June 22, August 10 and August 31.

    The change in policy will begin with the game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, the Dodgers said in a statement. 

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    The six-game promotion that runs throughout the season will continue to include half-price food and soft drinks, the team said.

    "They don't need to be offering alcoholic beverages at half price when they can't handle the crowd at full price," County Supervisor Michael Antonovich said.

    Bryan Stow, 42, of Santa Cruz, was wearing Giants clothing when he was punched by one of two Dodgers fans and hit his head on the pavement in Parking Lot 3 after the opening-day game. He is hospitalized in a coma.

    Last Week LAPD Chief Charlie Beck pointed to booze as a significant factor in fan misbehavior, but Dodger owner Frank McCourt said the problem was not "the sale of beer that's a problem per se. I think it's the abuse of that privilege."