The Los Angeles police said two men were involved in an argument before one of them was beaten once and fell to the ground. A witness immediately reported the incident to the stadium staff and LAPD, the authorities said.
The offense, a father of four, suffered a skull fracture and has life support. His wife identified him as Rafael Reyna.
"He was hit and his head hit the ground and caused a skull fracture, and now his brain is swelling. He bleeds in the brain," said wife Christel Reyna.
Christel Reyna said she was on the phone with her husband when he left the stadium and in the parking lot. She then heard a woman and a man arguing with him.
"I heard the argument and then I heard like a smack, a crack. It sounded like a baseball bat, and then I heard he started moaning," she said.
Christel Reyna's 22-year-old son and other family members gathered at the LAC + USC Medical Center. She has not yet told her younger children ̵
"They go in there, and they're going to see him with pipes coming out of him. It's not the father they know," she said.
Dodger Security and LAPD work together to identify the suspect described as a Spanish man in his 20s.
He may have run in a white SUV, possibly a Toyota 4Runner, police said. If you have event information, you are encouraged to call LAPD.
Christel Reyna also encourages anyone who witnesses the alteration or knows the people involved to come forward.
"It hurts my heart," she shouted. "This should not happen. It is not the way you have to live your life."
Friday night game went into extra innings and ended with a loss. Fans who watched the game on television said they saw ugly encounters in the stadium.
"I saw some people get a little excited, some people got angry. It's not necessary for it to be a family function, as if we were all gathered to celebrate a game," says Janelle Harrison.
The security was increased in the Dodger Stadium after a series of violent incidents, including the butcher of the Giants fan Bryan Stow several years ago. Stow suffered severe brain damage.
Fans at Saturday's match against Arizona Diamondbacks said they appreciate the family atmosphere at the stadium and hope for no more violence.
A GoFundMe page was created to help Rafael Reyna and his family. To donate click here .
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