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Bryan Stow’s condition improves

Jun 22, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California Reuters

Based on everything we’ve heard, Bryan Stow likely suffered brain damage in the beating he received at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day. Yet within the overall sense of gloom about his condition, there have been occasions of good news. The latest coming today:

Doctors say the medical condition of a San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside Dodgers Stadium is continuing to improve, and they’ve upgraded him from critical to serious … Doctors there said Wednesday that Stow is now breathing without a ventilator and has been able to intermittently follow some basic commands. They say he’s also been weaned off two of five anti-seizure medications used to address brain swelling and that they’re lowering the doses of his remaining medications.

When things are as dire as they have been, you take whatever good news you can find.

  1. Utley's Hair - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Well, here’s hoping he continues to make more sweeping strides like he already has. Good luck to Bryan and the Stows. We’re pulling for him.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

      It’s nice to know people are voting down well wishes to Bryan Stow and his family.

    • florida727 - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:31 PM

      Really. What idiot could possibly thumbs down good luck wishes to the Stows?

      • pauleee - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:36 PM

        I’d bet on dirtyharry71.

      • mrfloydpink - Jun 22, 2011 at 6:28 PM

        Is there really any doubt that it was halldaysbicepts?

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 22, 2011 at 6:39 PM

        My money’s on cup0pizza.

      • cur68 - Jun 22, 2011 at 7:11 PM

        I’ll take sasquatch20 for $200, Alex.

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 22, 2011 at 7:20 PM

        Alex? Sure, just drag another Canadian into it. :P

  2. royalsfaninfargo - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Being moved from critical condition to serious is a pretty big deal in medical terms. Great to hear!

  3. phukyouk - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    now… if only the douchebags that did this to him would go from serious to critical all would be well in the world.

  4. bleedgreen - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:25 PM

    Hopefully he’s able to finger the scumbags that did it.

    • phukyouk - Jun 22, 2011 at 4:05 PM

      dont worry. they’ll be getting fingered plenty in prison.. oh wait.. thats not what you meant?

      • Utley's Hair - Jun 22, 2011 at 4:06 PM

        And that’s not a finger.

      • psousa1 - Jun 22, 2011 at 4:34 PM

        No, lets not delude ourselves, they will be celebrities in prison

  5. psousa1 - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    And people want to bring the NFL to Los Angeles……….?????!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be chaos.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      It’s always so great to hear from kids born in 1994. Better for you to be on the internet than driving.

      • cosanostra71 - Jun 22, 2011 at 6:44 PM

        lol! Good one. It’s truly sad the misconceptions people have about football here in LA!

  6. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Between this piece of pretty good news and me landing a new place of residence, today was a good day. Sheeeet, I didn’t even have to use my AK.

    • Utley's Hair - Jun 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM

      Moving from mom’s basement to the sub-basement, Heyward?

      • phukyouk - Jun 22, 2011 at 4:04 PM

        ZING!

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 22, 2011 at 4:09 PM

        Dude, I could fit 25 dead hookers in there! That’s how I rate apts…square footage is so last century.

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:38 PM

        Nine thumbs down for the dead hooker joke? Pu$$ies. At least give me as many thumbs downs as there are dead hookers in my apt. Busters.

  7. davidlee - Jun 22, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Such great news… Now if we could only inherit some of Saudi Arabia’s laws in cases like these.. and hang those 2 bastards that beat him.

    • wfon1 - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      or if we could only deport him. (YEA THATS RIGHT, I SAID IT. SO?!)

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 22, 2011 at 5:37 PM

        so, if the culprits were illegals, then yes, deportation is likely. so, yes, we can agree there.

  8. adubman - Jun 22, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    Best news yet on this god awful saga. Lifelong Dodgers fan here that will continue boycotting attending games at Chavez Ravine until the scum who committed this heinous crime are behind bars (and then deported after they’ve served their sentence should they be undocumented). Judging by the predominately empty stadium, it appears I’m not the only one staying away.

    Ownership had notice served the likeliness of this happening in previous seasons with violent attacks occurring in the stadium parking lots. Instead of ramping up security (especially during season opening games), ownership chose to funnel revenues away from the team into personal acquisitions such as various homes, shell corporations, family salaries, etc. They actually let go of their director of security operations the previous year. Thankfully, MLB has stepped in and has taken the team into conservatorship. Hopefully, the team will be taken away from the current owners and sold to a more fiscally responsible ownership group and the chances of this type of senseless violence will end once and for all.

    My thoughts and prayers out to the Stow Family, and to you, Mr. Stow. May you get back your life and live it to the fullest with your wonderful children. They are many, many of us out here pulling and praying for your full recovery.

  9. wkinsomnia - Jun 23, 2011 at 3:03 AM

    @psousa1, only a complete idiot would make a comment to the degree that you have. I was in a Maximum Security Illinois State prison myself for 6 years in my younger years for selling Ecstasy in large numbers…and let me be the first to say that not ONE inmate will commend these two fucking idiots that beat this guy up outside of that stadium for wearing the opposing teams jersey.
    If anything, inmates are more often then not the only true justice that is dealt to individuals such as child molestors, rapists, etc… Even convicts have a moral code of ethics to some degree. Please remove your head from your ass prior to speaking so generally about a people and topic of which you know absolutely nothing about.

  10. dodgerssanfran - Jun 29, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    The suspects are animals. Dodgers suck..look at the franchise now..shitty dodger fans always causing trouble. The dodger fans also fight amongst themselves – how stupid. When they fight in the stands, they throw shit around and there are kids all around them. Dodger fans are worse than raider fans. Go to a family sporting even, and you dont expect yourself, or a loved one to end up in the hospital, let a lone a coma

    but stow deserved to get his ass beat down. That idiot should be thankful the guys didnt stab his ass and killed him. they went easy on him and just lumped him up. everyone in prison wouldnt givie a shit about this moron getting beat down -i ts just another day to them. They’ve seen worse before. So stow’s kids should learn a lesson from this to prevent a future beat down from some homies like daddy did.

    • nategearhart - Jul 14, 2011 at 2:46 PM

      Wow, dude. Please avoid having children. If you already have children, apologize to them for me. They’re in for rough times. Shithead.

    • cosanostra71 - Jul 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM

      You are a terrible excuse for a human being.

      • Brian Murphy - Jul 14, 2011 at 10:51 PM

        I pretty sure that if this comment was submitted the day this post was written, June 22, and not a week later, it would have become the most “disliked” comment in HBT history. And for good reason.

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