One year ago American Medical Response paramedic, father, husband and San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Snow attended a baseball game in Los Angeles. He would be brutally beaten in the parking lot of Dodger stadium after the game by L.A. thugs.
The Dodgers have their own problems. Since the beating of Snow, the Dodgers filed bankruptcy following the media circus surrounding the divorce of its former owners, Frank and Jamie McCourt.
Few attend Dodger baseball these days. Some now hope a bid from an investment group led by former L.A. Lakers basketball star Magic Johnson can bring back the once fabled Dodgers. Others don’t care.
Meanwhile, Bryan Snow sits in a wheelchair struggling with basic conversation due to severe brain injuries at the hands of once rabid Dodger fans. Although former championship Dodger coach Tommy La Sorda claims Dodger fans are the best in baseball. LaSorda’s claim is not reflected in the sea of empty Dodger seats at recent Dodger games.
While southern Californians soak in the sun and plan for cosmetic surgeries, the Snow family aims to mark the one year anniversary of the Snow beating with a walk-a thon in San Jose for benefitting the Brain Injury Association of California. And Snow’s American Medical Response coworkers in Santa Clara? They have raised about $100,000 for Snow’s care according to AMR.
The game is far from over but already L.A. has beaten themselves. At this point, the Dodgers really need magic…but who cares.