Monday, December 17, 2007

Monday Post

Nice find by skye. Bring back the baseball heroes our children can look up to and emulate...

Outfielder Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs dashes between two men in the Dodger Stadium outfield in Los Angeles, in this April 25, 1976 photo, snatching an American flag the men were about to burn. In honor of the 30th anniversary of his saving the American flag, Monday will be honored Tuesday with a video tribute at Minute Maid Park in Houston. By Jim Roark, Los Angeles Herald Examiner via AP

Bob Nightingale at USA Today:

The hand was trembling, the voice was quivering and tears were running down his face.
The World War II soldier, who survived the Pearl Harbor attack, looked Rick Monday in the eyes, slowly raised his right arm, and saluted him.
"Thank you," Monday recalls the soldier telling him last year. "And thank you from all of my shipmates."
Thirty years ago today, Monday became an American hero.
It was the day he saved the American flag.
"It was the greatest heroic act that's ever happened on a baseball field," Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda said. "He protected the symbol of everything that we live for. And the symbol that we live in the greatest country in the world."

Read more on Rick Monday's own Patriot Act

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4 Comments:

Blogger mormonbradybunchdad said...

Can I use this on my website? This is freaking great. Back when baseball players could be heros for your kids. Not now because they like to dope it up.

Monday, December 17, 2007 8:35:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Of course you can! Does this mean you've been blogging, all this time? I quit visiting, because your last post was dated, like, yesteryear. So I gave up on visits.

Monday, December 17, 2007 1:30:00 PM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

I had no idea. Thanks for posting that. Something actually inspirational from a sports figure.

BZ

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger The Federalist said...

Good post! I was 5 when that happened and still remember it. Boy would I have liked to have done the same thing when Bush signed the American Flag in 2004 in Livonia, MI. NO ONE, I mean NO ONE should ever be able to desecrate our flag.

Friday, December 21, 2007 4:44:00 PM  

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