Giants fans, try not to hassle that Los Angeles Dodgers fan braving this weeks games at AT&T Park. He or she might be a cop.
Undercover officers are donning gear from the hated Dodgers during the current three-game series in an effort to enforce civility and prevent episodes like the one last year at Dodger Stadium in which Giants fan Bryan Stow was beaten until he was comatose.
"Certainly the rivalry between the Giants and the Dodgers is as hot as its ever been," Mayor Ed Lee said. "We want to do everything possible that we can to make our city continue to be safe."
Lee made the announcement at an appearance with Police Department Chief Greg Suhr and three officers dressed in sample Dodgers togs. Suhr said the mayor had suggested the idea after police employed a similar strategy during January's 49ers-New York Giants NFL playoff game.
"I didnt know if I could get San Francisco police officers to wear Dodger blue, but these courageous officers volunteered," Suhr said. "There will be many more than three out there, so to all the Giants fans, have a great time, be the class fans that you are, treat our rivals right, and let's just send the Dodgers' fans home nothing but disappointed."
Police Officer Gordon Shyy said plainclothes officers will join an increased number of uniformed officers at AT&T Park.
Shyy insisted that having undercover officers in Dodgers blue was not inviting hostile Giants fans to act out.
"I dont think it's enticement," Shyy said.