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October 20, 1988

In your Only in L.A. column (Metro, Oct. 14), Tom Arthur, a concessionaire at Dodger Stadium, stated that the stadium stopped serving beer at the Dodgers-Mets game on Oct. 12 because "there were some fans there who weren't for the Dodgers and we were afraid they might cause a problem." I just want to go on record as saying that I was at that game, I am a Mets fan, and I was appalled at the way anyone not rooting for the Dodgers was treated.

I was verbally abused, someone tried to throw a beer on me, and I was warned not to go into the ladies room because Dodger fans were beating up Mets fans in the bathrooms. I couldn't even cheer my team on for fear of retribution. Being a New Yorker, I am quite aware of how fans can get carried away.

I just resent it when an employee of Dodger Stadium perpetuates a false reading of what was really happening at the game. It was the old Dodger blue fans who got out of hand, not New Yorkers on a rampage. We suffered our loss with as much dignity as we could muster, although I would have loved to have given a few Dodger fans a piece of my mind and a course in acting like human beings.

SHERYL MAIN

Los Angeles

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