Major League Baseball has posted the video of last night’s remarkable dual plea for respect and civility between Dodger and Giant fans in the wake of the savage beating of Giants’ fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium opening day.

Jeremy Affeldt, who choked up at one point, spoke for the Giants, Jamey Carroll for the Dodgers.

“We ask that you respect our rivalry and that you respect each other as fans,” Affeldt said. “… When the last out is made, the rivalry ends on the field.”

“There’s no room in the game for hatred and violence,” Carroll said. “This is America’s national pastime and let’s keep it that way.”

Update 8:22 a.m. The Chronicle has a video interview before the game with Bryan Stow’s cousin:


Video: Giants, Dodgers Players’ Pre-Game Message in Honor of Bryan Stow 12 April,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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