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Bryan Stow getting stronger, has trach tube removed

Oct 6, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

Giants Fan Attacked AP

Bryan Stow’s family reported Thursday that the formerly comatose Giants fan has had the tube removed from his tracheotomy procedure and that he continues to spreak with a “stronger and clearer voice.”

Giants manager Bruce Bochy visited Stow for 45 minutes on Saturday, telling him that he wanted to see him at spring training in Arizona next year. The following day, Stow got a visit from his favorite band, Queensryche.

Stow continues to deal with blood clots and isn’t quite up for full conversations yet, but it’s clear he’s made a lot of progress these last few weeks. It sounds like one of his and his family’s goals is to have him up and ready to throw out the first pitch at a Giants game next year.

  1. Bryz - Oct 6, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Yikes, Brian Stow throwing out a first pitch would be as heartwarming, touching, chilling, whatever you want to call it, as when Cooper Stone did to Josh Hamilton about a week ago.

    • drewmunny - Oct 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM

      Couldn’t agree more, I actually got choked up reading the post about Cooper Stone. And to cur68, I hear ya, they’ve got a good thing going in that orginization.

      Now – to whomever gave the above post a thumbs-down – really?

  2. canowack - Oct 6, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    kudos to Bruce Bochy for visiting…and for 45 minutes…great gesture by a great guy

  3. cur68 - Oct 6, 2011 at 6:37 PM

    1st pitch, Giants game next season; that’s an excellent goal. He missed the entire 2011 season, essentially. Its only fitting he participate in the 2012 season in some way.

    For some reason, the story of Bochy going to visit and the one about The him and the Giants looking out for the homeless guy that comes to their games makes me wish I was a fan of that team. A tip of the Blue Jays cap to the San Francisco Giants, then. You’ve got another fan.

    • paperlions - Oct 6, 2011 at 7:51 PM

      Agreed. In comparison to other franchise, the Giants seem to take a more pro-active role in their community, it has to make San Franciscans feel like the team is a part of their city/community (especially considering that the Giants stadium was almost completely privately financed) instead of just a parasite on it…which, sadly is how most teams behave

  4. aceshigh11 - Oct 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM

    Great news.

    To see him toss out the first pitch next year would definitely make me choke up.

  5. florida727 - Oct 6, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Wow. Getting the tube out is huge. My mother-in-law had to be intubated twice when she was hospitalized right before she died. Him getting that out means he’s well on his way to recovery. Incredible story. Bochy just proves there’s a lot more to baseball than wins and loses. Can’t wait to see him throw out the first pitch. Hopefully it’s in the home opener, a traditionally massive crowd on hand to cheer for him.

  6. kyleortonsarm - Oct 6, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    Geez so not only did he get the crap beat out of him but his team sucks and not only shouldn’t have made the playoffs last year but didn’t even make the playoffs this year. That’s got to suck.

    • Gamera the Brave - Oct 6, 2011 at 11:46 PM

      Impressively douchy comment, orton!
      Go big or go home, right?

    • garlicfriesandbaseball - Oct 7, 2011 at 12:22 AM

      Yah – too exhausted from being World Champions last year I suppose. Win some lose some. :))

    • sonoco - Oct 7, 2011 at 1:26 AM

      You’re so edgy and cool . . . smh

    • kellyb9 - Oct 7, 2011 at 9:18 AM

      Comments like this are why I stopped reading profootballtalk.

      • purnellmeagrejr - Oct 7, 2011 at 9:33 AM

        you’re not only reading – you’re posting.

      • kellyb9 - Oct 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM

        ^ I said Pro football talk. It’s an entirely different blog… about an entirely different sport.

  7. purnellmeagrejr - Oct 7, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    I’m really happy this guy is getting better – he looks like a nice guy.

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