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Giants third base coach Tim Flannery raises $96,000 for Bryan Stow

Jan 27, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

Giants Fan Attacked AP

It’s been nearly three years since Bryan Stow was seriously injured in an attack outside of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, but he remains a constant in the hearts and minds of the Giants organization.

According to the Associated Press, Giants third base coach Tim Flannery presented the Stow family with $96,000 over the weekend to help with his medical costs. Stow suffered traumatic injuries and brain damage as a result of the attack and is now being cared for by his parents.

Flannery and his band, the Lunatic Fringe, raised the money during four nights of sold-out concerts in Northern California. Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt donated $25,000 to match Flannery’s initial total while former Giants great Will Clark donated $10,000. All proceeds from Flannery’s latest album will also go to the Stow family.

“I don’t think we could even begin to explain how much the efforts of all the people involved mean to us,” Stow’s sister, Bonnie Stow, wrote in an email Monday. “They’re all busy people, with their own lives going on, yet they take the time to put on these shows to help Bryan. It’s like `thank you’ just isn’t enough. Even when he’s not playing these shows, Tim stays in touch with our family and sends his love to Bryan continuously. He’s amazing.”

Flannery, who has since received a thank you voicemail from Bryan, said he viewed this as “a great opportunity to let the family know that people still are thinking about them.”

Well done to all involved.

  1. plmathfoto - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Awesome, all that can be said

    • happytwinsfan - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      No, that isn’t all that can be said. millionaires giving away thousands does not make the world a better place. anybody who gives away an amount, however large or small, which directly diminishes their own quality of life, does as much to improve the world as any millionaire / billionaire could ever hope to, because it is the spirit of the gift not the size of the gift that makes the world a better place.

      • cohnjusack - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

        Are you f**king kidding me?

      • skerney - Jan 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM

        Your handle should be miserabletwinsfan.

      • mtr75 - Jan 27, 2014 at 10:19 PM

        Interesting what a snotty, negative comment you have to share juxtaposed with the comments of thanks and gratitude from the Stow family. How much money have you sent them?

      • happytwinsfan - Jan 27, 2014 at 10:33 PM


        i’ve been sending as much as i can to my own family,but none to the Stow family. shame on me and may God forgive me, even when i don’t deserve it…

      • asimonetti88 - Jan 27, 2014 at 11:19 PM

        perhaps the Twins should donate some money to help the medical costs of removing the stick from your a**

      • pandorasdadca - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:29 AM

        Seriously. What is wrong with you? Do you have any idea how much long term care costs in this country? That’s actually a debate for another time, but when someone goes put of their way to help a family who is really struggling to pay the cost of care because some jackwagons nearly beat Bryan Stow TO DEATH for having the audacity to be a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium you ave the stones to have a single negative thing to say? Very brave of you.

      • paperlions - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:37 AM

        Well, for one, he has imaginary friends. Second, he can’t even be bothered to follow the good advice from those imaginary friends.

      • brkviking - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:32 AM

        3rd base coaches make millions?

      • dluxxx - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:46 AM

        Please just stop. You’re giving Twins fans a bad name. Seriously, you’re being a dick.

      • happytwinsfan - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:52 PM


        it is childish to accuse those who believe in God of believing in imaginary friends. not sure about richard dawkins, but i don’t think Christopher Hitchens, the Thomas Paine of our time, would ever stoop to such a thing.

      • happytwinsfan - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:55 PM


        very good point. please notice that there was not single word in my post critical of tim flannery. what i am saying is that will clark donating ten thousand dollars ain’t jack squat.

    • happytwinsfan - Jan 28, 2014 at 9:06 PM


      maybe you’re right, this was the wrong place to say it, but i also think that you must say what you’ve got to say especially when it might cost you the most.

      they who give the most of what they’ve got to give, give far more then those who give that what they do not need.

  2. knicksmets - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Great for him, much respect to help someone to that degree. Wish stories like these were more common

  3. sportsriffblog - Jan 27, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Good for him. Even though nobody should EVER have to watch their back at a sporting event, its good to see people are there to help out a fan in need. Bravo!

  4. illuminancer - Jan 27, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    I wish this weren’t necessary, but since it is, kudos to Flan, Affledt and the Thrill for stepping up.

  5. wisbadgfan - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:04 AM

    A lot of classy acts by baseball players showing up on HBT lately.

    Truly classy gesture by Tim Flannery——very heartwarming to see athletes show kindness toward the community. All communites need a lot more citizens like Mr. Flannery.

  6. vincentbojackson - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:05 AM

    Truly amazing story of generosity toward someone in a difficult situation, even though happytwinsfan pissed all over it.

  7. mottershead1972 - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Met flan a bunch of times in SD, back when he was a player, coach, and then his band at The Belly Up tavern… Great guy!

  8. spoiledbratswhosuck - Jan 28, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Classy act by both Flannery and Jack Clark. Kudos to them, testament to their upbringings. Well done.

  9. nymets4ever - Jan 28, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    Too bad the classless joke Dodgers have yet to do anything of note for Stow & his family.

  10. nymets4ever - Jan 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Hey Dodgers, where’s your contribution to the Stow family? Maybe if you close your eyes hard enough, you can pretend Stow is some kind of 12-year old international free agent for you guys to throw 100 million guaranteed bucks at.

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