KTLA News/Los Angeles Times
6:47 AM PDT, October 26, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was brutally beaten during opening day 2011 at Dodger Stadium, got to see his team play in Game 2 of the World Series.
It's believed to be his first trip to a Major League Baseball game since the life-threatening attack.
During the game, fans cheered as the scoreboard lit up with a message welcoming Stow and his family to the ballpark.
The Giants raised more than $70,000 for the Bryan Stow fund in 2011.
The team has stayed in close touch with the family, and even arranged for him to virtually throw out a pitch on opening day this year.
His son, Tyler, threw the pitch in person.
Stow, a former Santa Cruz paramedic, was brutally attacked by two men wearing Dodgers gear in the Dodger Stadium parking lot after the season opener between the two rivals on March 31, 2011.
He remained in a coma for three months after the attack.
Stow's family said his recovery has been up and down. The most recent post on the family blog, dated Oct. 9, said: "As always, there are good days and not so good days."
"His memory is very unpredictable and we donít know what he will remember and what he won't," the family said. "We imagine that this is something that will be a part of his recovery for a long time."
The difficult part, his family wrote, is that he has also forgotten difficult parts of his life, including the deaths of his grandparents.
"We had to help him mourn that loss all over again, which was emotional," the blog said.
"Bottom line and without sugarcoating anything, Bryan is far from the old Bryan and each day is a struggle," the family wrote.
Authorities have charged Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 31, both of Rialto, with assault, battery and mayhem in the attack on Stow.
Stow filed a civil lawsuit in May 2011 against the Dodgers and then-owner Frank McCourt.
The suit did not name Sanchez and Norwood, but the two suspects were named in a cross-complaint by the Dodgers saying that if the team were found liable, they should share in paying damages.
Stow's suit alleges negligence, premises liability, negligent hiring, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress by the team.
It also alleges that the team reduced security measures to save money.