04/11/11 11:37 PM ET
Giants, Dodgers unite to support injured fan
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
"There's no room in the game for hatred and violence," Carroll said. "This is America's national pastime and let's keep it that way."Earlier, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the players' remarks were necessary "to remind fans to keep their perspective. It's disturbing what's happened. We're hoping to send a message tonight so it doesn't become a bigger problem." Security in and around AT&T Park was reportedly increased by approximately 30 percent to discourage fans from using one of baseball's most storied rivalries as an excuse to commit senseless acts. The Giants collected donations to benefit a fund established to support Stow and his family. The Giants also partnered with Stow's employer, American Medical Response, to collect donations at the AT&T Park gates and elsewhere inside. Around 100 of Stow's fellow paramedics volunteered for this effort. The Giants Community Fund also conducted a silent auction, featuring numerous items of sports memorabilia, with all proceeds benefiting the Bryan Stow Fund. The Dodgers also did their part Monday. At Dodger Stadium, they held a "drive-through" relief event with all funds being donated directly to the Stow fund. The fund is accepting donations online at www.sfpcu.org.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.