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Take me out to the high-security ball game: A 'peaceful' plan for opening day at Dodger Stadium

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A plentiful police presence will be felt at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday when the Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:10 p.m. LAPD will be out in force "to ensure a peaceful opening day" said an official statement.

Authorities have reportedly been working with the team for months to create a patrol plan, and officers began watching the parks near the stadium on Monday night for ordinance violations, especially alcohol-related infractions.

On opening day 2011, Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic, was attacked to near-death outside the stadium. Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan, was left in a coma after being brutally punched and kicked him in the head after the game. Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood have pleaded not guilty to charges of mayhem assault and battery in that attack.

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