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Emotional Tommy Lasorda: Beaten Giants fan 'didn’t deserve it'

April 11, 2011 |  2:48 pm

An emotional Tommy Lasorda was among the many who turned out at Dodger Stadium on Monday as part of a drive-through fundraiser for Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was severely beaten in a stadium parking lot on opening day.

Lasorda teared up as he handed volunteers a $5,000 check for Stow’s relief fund.

“I shed a lot of tears. He didn’t deserve it; he was a nice young man,” Lasorda said later in a phone interview. “This guy is in a coma in the hospital -- I mean, come on, over a baseball game?"

The former Dodgers coach said it's important that fans come together to support Stow.

"It could have happened in any ballpark in America… I think it was very good for Dodger fans to come together to show their respect and sorrow for this young man.”


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-- Gale Holland at Dodger Stadium

Photo: Lasorda at Dodger Stadium on Monday. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times