Tonight is a fundraiser at AT&T Park for Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants’ fan who was brutally attacked at Dodger Stadium on Opening Day 2011. The family has spoke out about the financial struggles they’ve had to get Bryan the treatment he needs.
Due to a huge cut in therapy coverage, Bryan has physically experienced a big setback. We do what we can at home, but he needs the 5 days a week that he grew accustomed to. We just don’t know how to get that for him.”
Matt did an excellent write-up a couple weeks ago with updates and what Giants’ coach has been a huge supporter in raising money for Bryan and his family. Check it out here: Bryan Stow Update: How One Giants’ Coach Is Helping Out, And You Can Too
Duane Kuiper, a seven-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster, begins his 28th season as a Major League announcer. He embarks on his 19th consecutive year in the Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, NBC Bay Area and KNBR Radio broadcast booths in 2012. The former 11-year big league infielder has received seven local Emmy awards for his distinguished broadcasting career: On-Camera talent (4); Sports Live Broadcast (2); and Sporting Event/Game (1). He provided commentary for the Giants from 1987-92 and served a one-year stint with the expansion Colorado Rockies in 1993. The former infielder spent the last four years of his career with the Giants, following seven campaigns with the Cleveland Indians. In 2004 he was voted by Cleveland fans as one of the 100 greatest players in Tribe history. After retiring in 1985, Kuiper provided commentary on Giants radio and TV broadcasts through the end of that season, and had his own radio show on KNBR from 1982-85. Kuiper’s scorecard from Barry Bonds‘ historic 756th home run game and Randy Johnson‘s 300th career victory are both displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The Wisconsin native serves as a board member of the Giants Community Fund. A graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, Kuiper and his wife, Michelle, reside in Danville. They are parents to two children, Cole and Dannon.
Grant Brisbee over at McCovey Chronicles put together a nice history of Giants home runs against the Dodgers. Read it here: A short history of Giants homers against the Dodgers
Instead, let’s look at every Giants home run hit against the Dodgers. That’s nourishing. The first 10 homers they hit in San Francisco were against the Dodgers, for example. And the Giants have hit 846 home runs against the Dodgers — 60 more than against any other opponent. Every time a Giants player hit a home run against a Dodger, that Dodger muttered something like “Dammit” or “Aw, nuts.”
And last, but not least, if you missed Denise’s photo recap from Yankee Stadium, you’ll definitely want to check out these photos. See here: Giants At Yankees: Saturday Photo Recap