Long before Matt Cain did his Nolan Ryan imitation, before things got testy back in a Delaware court room and while the tarp was still on the field at Dodger Stadium, they had a nice moment Friday at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
The 13-year-old son of Bryan Stow, the Giants fan severely beaten after last year’s season opener at Dodger Stadium, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Giants' home opener. And it happened with a virtual assist from his father.
Tyler Stow took the mound to throw out the first pitch, surrounded by the entire Giants team. Then those at AT&T were asked to look up at the video board in center field, where a live image was beamed of Bryan sitting in a wheelchair next to his mother, Ann, from his rehab center.