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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Buster Posey's Injury Could End His Season After Smash-Up at Home Plate

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Will Buster be on DL for rest of 2011? - DIRKHASEN/FLICKR
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  • Will Buster be on DL for rest of 2011?
UPDATE: Giants just confirmed that Posey has suffered a lower left leg fracture. He's been placed on the 15-day DL, with an MRI scheduled for today, but he'll be indefinitely out until they know more. "There's no time table for his return," said press contact Eric Smith. Just a few days ago, the San Francisco Giants seemed to be settling in for a happy season. Riding high on a seven-game winning streak, including sweeping the Oakland A's, they were comfortably leading the NL West. Being a Giants fan was, for a time, the opposite of torture.

Then the Florida Marlins came to town.

Bad enough that the big bats of Florida rang up Matt Cain for a 5-1 loss on Tuesday night. Last night, the Giants suffered a gut-churning extra innings loss in the 12th, 7-6.

Even worse, they may have lost star catcher Buster Posey for the rest of the season.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bryan Stow Family Sues Dodgers over 'Lax Security'

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Family sues LA Dodgers
  • Family sues LA Dodgers

Two days after Los Angeles police arrested Giovanni Ramirez, 31, on suspicion of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow, the victim's family has filed a lawsuit against the Dodgers and its owner, Frank McCourt, claiming the team's lack of safety at the stadium contributed to the brutal attack.

According to the lawsuit, Stow and his friends were consistently heckled and intimidated throughout the opener game between the Dodgers and the Giants at Dodger Stadium on March 31. The game ended at 7:50 p.m., at which time Stow and his friends headed to the parking lot to get a taxi. Stow had already sent a family member a text message expressing concern for his safety.

On the way to the parking lot, two Dodgers fans attacked Stow and beat him. He remains in a coma. 

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bruce Bochy Is "Surprised" Bryan Stow Attackers Haven't Been Caught

Posted By on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Talks about the rivalry off the field
  • Talks about the rivalry off the field

Before kicking off the first game against the Dodgers last night, Giants coach Bruce Bochy talked to reporters about how the brutal beating of one of their fans, Bryan Stow, has cast a pall over the West Coast baseball teams' rivalry.

Moreover, Bochy admitted to reporters that he's a little shocked that police have not caught the two men responsible for brutally beating Stow.

"I am surprised because there were a number of witnesses," Bochy told reporters. "In this time with the video equipment and the availability of telephones and cameras and information, I am very surprised we have not caught them."

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Giants Head to Los Angeles, Dodgers to Boost Security for Game Tomorrow

Posted By on Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Leave the rivalry on the field
  • Leave the rivalry on the field

Will any Giants fan step foot at Dodger Stadium for tomorrow night's game? After what happened to Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was savagely beaten outside Dodger Stadium, it would seem inconceivable.

But you never know with those hardcore fans, which is why the Dodgers plan to add serious security measures for tomorrow and Thursday's games -- just in case. The specifics haven't been revealed other than more cops will be on the stadium grounds, patrolling concourses and parking lots -- which is where Stow was beaten into a coma after the opener game on March 31 by two men wearing Dodgers attire.

It will be the first time the Giants have returned to Los Angeles since the tragic beating.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Bryan Stow, Beaten Giants Fan, to Arrive at S.F. General Hospital Today

Posted By on Mon, May 16, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Dr. Geoff Manley, the neurosurgeon taking over the care of Bryan Stow today.
  • Dr. Geoff Manley, the neurosurgeon taking over the care of Bryan Stow today.

Bryan Stow, the Giants fan suffering brain damage after being beaten by Dodgers fans, will return to home turf today. Stow is set to arrive at San Francisco General Hospital by 5 p.m., a hospital spokeswoman says.

Stow will immediately be assessed by a team of brain specialists led by Geoff Manley, the chief of neurosurgery at General and codirector of the hospital's Brain and Spinal Injury Center. The center treats 1,200 patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries annually. Stow, a 42-year-old father of two from Santa Cruz, will be the next to receive acute care for his brain injury at the hospital.





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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bryan Stow Update: Billboards Donated to Help Catch Attackers of Comatose Giants Fan

Posted By on Thu, May 12, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Looking for Bryan Stow's attackers
  • Looking for Bryan Stow's attackers

A Southern California company has upped the ante in the hunt for Bryan Stow's attackers. Lamar Advertising has donated more than 300 billboards that will be placed throughout the Los Angeles area, with the suspects' sketches and the reward offer.

Lamar tells reporters that it will post the billboards starting tomorrow, hoping to bring even more attention to the tragedy and help catch the two men responsible for attacking Stow on March 31.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Bryan Stow Update: Beaten Giants Fan Takes a Turn for the Worse

Posted By on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:30 AM

Stow with his two kids, Tyler and Tabitha
  • Stow with his two kids, Tyler and Tabitha

Last week SF Weekly gave you the good news that Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was badly beaten, had been taken out of a coma; doctors were optimistic that he could relocate to a hospital near his home in the Bay Area.

But now we have to report more sad news. Doctors in Los Angeles now say that Stow has not been responding as he should, and he must have more surgery to drain the fluid that has been causing his brain to swell.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Charlie Sheen Gives $20,000 to Bryan Stow, Beaten Giants Fan (Video)

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Torpedo of cash
  • Torpedo of cash

Charlie Sheen's roving one-man show hasn't exactly lived up to its comedic expectations. In fact, along the way My Violent Torpedo of Truth has been called a train wreck and a total bomb, and Sheen has even been booed offstage

But in his stop in San Francisco last weekend, Sheen reportedly had at least one shining moment, when the actor turned epic ranter donated $20,000 to Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who has been in a coma since he was beaten outside Dodger Stadium in March.

And that's nothing to boo Sheen about!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Bryan Stow Update: Beaten Giants Fan Might Come Back to Bay Area Soon

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Showing improvement
  • Showing improvement

The great news is that Bryan Stow did not suffer  any seizures after doctors took him out of a medically induced coma last week. However, he has yet to wake up.

But his family has high hopes; the 42-year-old Giants fan, who was savagely beaten outside Dodger stadium on March 31, started snoring, which his family said was "music to our ears."

Los Angeles doctors took Stow out of his coma last week, watching closely to see how he responded. The first time doctors tried to bring him out of a coma, Stow suffered multiple seizures, and he was placed back into a coma immediately.


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Charlie Sheen Show to Benefit Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Not so bad afterall
  • Not so bad afterall

Those of us who would rather gouge our eyes out with a spoon than listen to another one of Charlie Sheen's epic rants -- onstage at that -- should maybe reconsider shelling out $100 for the weekend event.

Sheen's publicist has reportedly said he will donate proceeds from merchandise sold at Saturday's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour in San Francisco to Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was viciously beaten last month.

So maybe you should purchase that T-shirt with the obnoxiously famous Sheen saying: "Duh! Winning."

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