San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum is giving $25,000 to assist the longtime San Francisco fan who was attacked outside Dodger Stadium last month.
The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner’s donation will go to the Bryan Stow Fund to help with the 42-year-old paramedic’s medical bills and other expenses. The father of two was beaten in a parking lot outside Dodger Stadium after the teams’ March 31 season opener and remains hospitalized in Los Angeles in a medically induced coma. No arrests have been made despite a $150,000 reward.
“This was a senseless act of violence and I wanted to help out Mr. Stow and his family,” the former University of Washington star said in a statement Thursday. “It’s also close to me because not only is Mr. Stow a Giants fan, but I have family and friends who are firefighters, police officers and paramedics and this honors their service to the community.”
The Giants raised nearly $70,000 for the Stow fund – including $10,000 from the team – partnering with his employer, American Medical Response, to gather donations at AT&T Park on Monday during the Dodgers-Giants series opener.
MLB WANTS TO EXPAND REPLAY
Major League Baseball is leaning toward expanding replay for 2012 to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines, a person familiar with the talks said.
Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of umpires discussed the issue at spring training and were in agreement, said the person, who chose to be anonymous because the matter is still being discussed.
Baseball has used replay since late in the 2008 season, but only for potential home run balls.
Twins catcher Joe Mauer, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in the offseason, is going on the 15-day disabled list because of leg weakness. . The Royals put right-hander Robinson Tejeda (shoulder inflammation) on the 15-day disabled list. An MRI revealed Yankees left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano has a torn capsule in his left shoulder, and he’ll get a second opinion before deciding on whether to have season-ending surgery.