This has nothing to do with the Philadelphia Phillies, but I don’t care. Once in a while, it’s good to shine a light on the positive instead of the negative, which has happened far too often this offseason due to the Phillies moves – or lackthereof.
Out in San Francisco, Giants coach Tim Flannery is helping out Bryan Stow, a man who was beaten to within an inch of his life outside of Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011. As Stow’s medical bills have piled up, Flannery decided to get his band involved – he’s an accomplished musician – to raise money for the Stow family. After a series of shows in California, Flannery’s band sent $96,000 to the Stow’s.
“That was, for me, kind of a gamble,” Flannery said by phone Monday. “People always say, ‘Well, why don’t you just write a check?’ I always say, ‘Well, I only hit nine home runs in my 10-year career, I can’t just write a big check.’
“I did write a check. I wrote a check that produced a new record. … I’m just playing the music. I’m doing the same thing I always do. For people to come and just continue the love, it’s a great, great honor.”
Give it up for Flannery and his mates.