The Giants-Dodgers rivalry is put to the test following a critical injury of a fan. On Monday, the Giants dedicated the game to Bryan Stow, who was critically hurt in an attack following the team's Opening Day game in Los Angeles. A Dodgers Giants game is normally a little edgy, but Monday all fans are being asked to show their sensitive and their generous side.
A source in the Giant's front office says both Jeremy Affeldt, of the Giants, and the Dodgers' Jamey Carroll plan to address the crowd before the game. Both teams are expected to stand behind the players as they talk about sportsmanship.
Stow was attacked and suffered critical brain injuries in the stadium parking lot. Authorities said Stow and two friends were walking to their vehicle outside Dodger Stadium on March 31 when he was attacked by two men in Dodgers gear. Investigators said Stow was kicked after he fell on the pavement.
Stow is a paramedic in San Mateo and dozens of his coworkers are expected outside the gates to collect donations to the Bryan Stow Fund. First up to donate was the team itself. The Giants said it will make an initial $10,000 contribution to the fund.
The Dodgers also held a fundraiser in L.A. Monday. Former coach Tommy Lasorda made one thing very clear: "We'll get 'em. We'll find out who they are, and they're going to have to pay the price."
"I've run out of tears for this young man," an emotional Lasorda added.
Lasorda said he hopes that one day, Stow can "walk into a ballpark again and enjoy the game."
To Donate Online - go to www.sfpcu.org to place your donation. Please indicate The Bryan Stow Fund. Account # 1377733
To Donate By Mail: Checks should be made out to "The Bryan Stow Fund"
Mail your donation to:
SF Police Credit Union
c/o San Mateo Branch
1495 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402