Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Fellow Baseball Fan Badly Needs Our Help

Bryan Stow And His Mom Ann
For some time now, we have called on MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to formally speak out against mindless fan violence. As more and more cases come to light, it's incumbent upon Selig to propose serious initiatives that create awareness of the issue and institute real solutions at every stadium. Perhaps the most chilling case of fan violence occurred over two years ago at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow (a paramedic) was viciously attacked by two Dodger fans in the stadium parking lot after an Opening Day loss by the Giants. He suffered severe brain trauma and—until recently—was under 24-hour care in a Bakersfield, California health care facility. As reported recently by Sports Illustrated, Stow was sent home in early June—not because he is improving, but because his insurance company stopped paying for his round-the-clock care. Stow, now 44, has regained some cognitive function, but he is far from the man he was before he was attacked. His family needs funds to continue his treatment. Please visit their website and do what you can financially for a fellow baseball fan. And once again, Mr. Commissioner, do something.