SAN FRANCISCO -- Bryan Stow, the Giants fan brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium earlier this season, received a surprise visit in the hospital from Jeremy Affeldt on Tuesday.
According to an Associated Press report, the reliever went to see Stow at San Francisco General Hospital, introduced himself, held his hand and prayed with his family that the 42-year-old Stow recovers quickly. Affeldt also gave Stow a team banner from the Giants and brought team apparel for the other members of his family.
Affeldt told the AP that Stow, currently in critical but stable condition, opened his eyes and seemed responsive. Stow is still heavily sedated in order to prevent brain seizures caused by the injury he suffered in the attack on March 31, but he was moved from Los Angeles back to Northern California last week to be closer to his family.
This wasn't Affeldt's first involvement with the situation, as he previously joined Dodgers second baseman Jamey Carroll in addressing fans of both teams, telling them that crowd violence shouldn't be a part of the rivalry between the two clubs.