Saturday, April 9, 2011

Giants fans chant "Beat L.A." after praying for Bryan Stow

I don't know if I'm being too sensitive but this ticked me off.

It seems the San Francisco Giants had a nice Opening Day. They had a tribute to their World Series Championship. In the middle of the celebration, the Giants have a "moment of reflection" to pray for Bryan Stow. His children were present.

Watch this video - Fast forward to 7:05 - Giants fans start chanting "Beat L.A." (8:25)

Why is this on your mind? You are praying for Stow and his family and you are chanting "Beat L.A." afterwards? I know Giants fans are mad about what happened to Bryan but Dodger fans are also upset.

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From the SF Examiner {linked here}

The 42-year-old paramedic and father of two would have been at Friday’s home opener, too, if he wasn’t critically injured and in an L.A. hospital following his skull being fractured by two men in Dodgers gear at last week’s season opener at Dodger Stadium.

Bryan’s cousin John Stow and good friend Corey Maciel, who was with Bryan at the time of the incident, held a posterboard photograph of his buddy in the empty bleacher seat at AT&T Park where he would have sat Friday. Announcements before the game recognized Stow’s struggle for survival and his image flashed on the scoreboard prompted chants of “Beat L.A.” from the sold-out crowd.

“The overall support today was amazing,” Maciel said. “It’s just getting us through these days. Bryan would have loved to be here.”

Bryan Stow’s two children were also present Friday, holding signs that said “Pray for our Dad.” With nearly $150,000 already raised by his employer, American Medical Response in San Jose, the Giants plan to take donations at the gates on Monday. More than $300,000 has been raised overall.

I don't think the Dodgers would be in my mind if I was a Giants fan during this celebration. Plus your opponent was the St. Louis Cardinals.


The Dodgers will hold a fundraiser this Monday at Dodger Stadium for Stow. Details {linked here}

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