(once upon a time, such violent acts were confined to the diamond. or at least no one had a flip cam in the parking lot)

The LA Times’ Richard Winton reports LAPD are searching for two men who assaulted and critically injured a man wearing SF Giants gear after last night’s 2-1 Dodgers victory.  Since there’s no reason to believe the victim was Chris Russo, there’s absolutely nothing to laugh at or celebrate here.

“The man suffered a serious head injury during the assault after the game,” said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg, watch commander at the Northeast Station.

Rosenberg said the victim was one of three Giants fans attacked in the parking lot around the end of the game by two unidentified men wearing Dodgers clothing.

The unprovoked attack occurred about 8:30 p.m. in Parking Lot 2 when two men in Dodgers clothing approached three victims in Giants apparel, police said.

The men then attacked the trio, kicking and punching them and shouting expletives about the Giants as they delivered the blows, Rosenberg said. The attack left one victim hospitalized in critical but stable condition, Rosenberg said.