Flannery has been vocal about saying others — like the Los Angeles Dodgers, for example — should be showing more support for Stow. Meanwhile, Flannery himself has been raising money for Stow through benefit concerts performed by his band, Tim Flannery and The Lunatic Fringe.
It's a way that Flannery has turned his offseason hobby into a moneymaker for a good cause. And this weekend, Flannery presented the Stow family with $96,000 raised through concerts and sales of the band's most recent album. Here's more from the Associated Press:
One of the opening acts at a Lunatic Fringe concert Sunday night in Los Gatos, Calif., was none other than ex-Giants pitcher Barry Zito, currently a free agent. Zito has been known to dabble in music and here he is performing an original song:
Here's one of Flannery's songs from a recent show too. You can see a lot more here.
Last year, Stow was transferred from a live-in rehab facility to his parents' home in Santa Cruz once insurance stopped covering the facility. Stow's attorneys have estimated it'll cost $50 million to care for Stow for the rest of his life. In that respect, $96,000 is just a sliver of what's needed. But it's a wonderful gesture nonetheless.
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