Baseball / Sports

Stow makes first visit to Giants' clubhouse

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants had a special pregame visitor to their clubhouse Sunday when fan Bryan Stow was wheeled in by third base coach Tim Flannery.

Stow, 45, was the victim of a vicious beating outside Dodger Stadium in 2011. He was guided around the clubhouse by Flannery and reliever Jeremy Affeldt, who have long been two of Stow's biggest supporters.

Stow, with his son Tyler by his side, was greeted by several players, as well as broadcaster Jon Miller and pitching coach Dave Righetti. Each time, he responded with an enthusiastic, "No way!" Sunday's visit was Stow's first to the Giants clubhouse.

Manager Bruce Bochy planned to visit with Stow later but was thrilled to hear he was around.

"With all he's been through, all his family's been through, it's great to have him here," Bochy said.

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