Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow And Son Move Crowd At Home Opener

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File photo of injured Giants fan Bryan Stow.

File photo of injured Giants fan Bryan Stow.

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Bryan Stow needed only three words to move an entire ballpark at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener.

Nearly beaten to death in an attack outside Dodger Stadium last year, Stow’s surprise appearance live on the center-field videoboard before Friday’s 5-0 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the home opener might have been emotional enough. Instead, he also stirred fans and players with a touching family moment.

As the entire Giants team stood atop the mound for the ceremonial first pitch, Stow, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a San Francisco shirt, suddenly appeared on the screen with his mother, Ann. Then he struggled to get out a few words short words to his 13-year-old son, Tyler, who was standing on the mound at AT&T Park next to Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt.

For more, visit the CBS San Francisco website.

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