SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) – The San Francisco Giants have been active in raising money for Bryan Stow’s mounting medical bills and to otherwise keep him in the public consciousness. Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery, who’s also a musician, has used his band, The Lunatic Fringe, to benefit Stow’s cause. Obviously, the cause is important to Flannery, and the topic is understandbly a sensitive one.
On that point, a young Los Angeles Dodgers fan, Casey Johnstone, recently agreed to donate to Stow’s cause all ad revenue from a viral video in which he starred. The Dodgers responded by letting Johnstone throw out a recent ceremonial first pitch, but they neglected to tell the story behind his charitable efforts. Flannery took note and then took to his band’s Facebook page to object. He wrote:
Tonight the Dodgers did something that really pissed me off…yeah they beat us, they are better this time around, but this is about other stuff..they honored Casey Johnstone the kid who made a video and gave his $200 bucks to Bryan Stow…but the Dodgers never ever mentioned What the kid did with his money, or Bryan’s name. I once had a Dodger broadcaster tell me ” we wish he would just go away”…..ok…more shows for Bryan…another way to shine the light, and to the Dodgers how you handled this pregame first pitch tonight….you just got me started all over again……we won’t go away, till you do what is right here..had your chance tonight……failed in the humanity department….
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