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A fight broke out between a security guard and a fan at Monday’s A’s-Giants game


A security guard and a fan got into a fight in the stands at the Oakland Coliseum during Monday night’s Giants-Athletics game.

Footage from the fight in the upper deck showed a security guard throwing punches at a female fan before pulling her down by her hair. Several other security guards jumped in to break it up. At issue, it seems, was a stolen backpack. The fighting guard’s backpack, specifically, which another guard found with the fan involved in the fight. The guard who owned the backpack decided to throw down over it.

The fan was escorted out of the stadium and the bag was returned, although some items were missing. The guard has been fired because, even if someone takes your bag, you’re not allowed to beat them down over it. Especially if you’re a security guard. The A’s issued the following statement late Monday night:

“During tonight’s game, there was an incident involving a security guard. We contract with a third-party security company and are currently investigating the situation. Violence in any form is not acceptable. We take this incident seriously.”

On other news, there were fans in the upper deck at the Oakland Coliseum. Pretty good crowd for them.

Brewers are interested in Jake Arrieta

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Brewers may be interested in Jake Arrieta.

The Brewers could definitely use a front line starter, especially with Jimmy Nelson slated to miss a good chunk of next season due to a rotator cuff injury. Arrieta will be expensive, obviously, but the Brewers have a lot more payroll flexibility than most teams, with only minimal money due on long term contracts. Most of that is for Ryan Braun, but even the outlay for him is reasonable, with deferred money involved. Tom Haudricourt of the Journal-Sentinel laid all of that out back in October.

Milwaukee had a surprisingly good 2017 and they have the ability to add in free agency or to take on salary in trades if they want to. Maybe they don’t get Arrieta but they could make a splash this offseason.