Today, the L.A. Dodgers play the San Francisco Giants again in NorCal. But what should have been an exciting rematch will be clouded by the critical condition of Bryan Stow.
Stow, a Santa Cruz paramedic and San Francisco Giants fan, was attacked on Opening Day by two Dodgers diehards on a violent rampage in the stadium parking lot. The left side of his skull has been removed to relieve pressure on his brain, and still, the 42-year-old remains in a coma at the County-USC Hospital.
While city politicians and MLB moguls make their contributions to the reward fund for info leading to the arrest of Stow's two attackers -- the pot's currently at $150,000 -- here's your chance to help out his wife and two kids with more personal damages.
Make out all checks to "Bryan Stow Fund":
• There's a drive-thru fundraiser in Dodger Stadium Parking Lot 1 today --
Monday, April 11 -- from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Giants will host a similar fundraiser at the gates of AT&T Park, and throughout the San Francisco home game, this evening.
• You can purchase a Livestrong-style "Bryan Stow bracelet" for $5 at this Santa Cruz blog. (All local SC fundraisers are also listed at that link.)
• The San Francisco Police Credit Union is accepting online donations through PayPal or bank transfer.
In response to Stow's beating, both the Dodger Stadium and AT&T Park will be crawling with extra police and security in the near future. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck calls it a "sea of blue" -- and not due to fanwear.
If you're going for the $150,000 reward, here are the suspected Opening Day attackers:
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Call LAPD Detectives Burcher or Morris at (213) 847-4261 with your tips.