While Phillies fans spent their opening night at Citizens Bank Ballpark coming to blows while the team raised its 2008 World Series Champions banner, at least nobody in that fight ended up in a casket. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for a spectator at the Angels’ home opener on Monday night in Anaheim.
As fans were leaving Angel Stadium after Monday’s game against Oakland, 27-year-old Brian Powers got into an argument with another fan in attendance. They began pushing and shoving in a stairwell in right field before a fight escalated. Then a third man entered the fray and hit Powers in the head from behind. It was a punch that would end Powers’ life.