Barry Zito is an American Hero
Every March, spring training starts for Baseball. Some of the teams go to Florida. Others go to the Cactus league in Arizona. Spring training is a nice, but rarely memorable event. But something happened in the last few days that is worth mentioning.
Last Sunday, at Glendale Stadium, a spring training game was held. Among the spectators, were seventeen men. These were no ordinary men. They were seventeen Marines. Seventeen combat wounded Marines.
During the 5th inning break, the stadium announcer introduced them and then the Marines stood at attention while the Marine Corp Hymn was played. They received a standing ovation from the crowd. When the game ended, these Marines slowly climbed the stairs to leave the stadium. The entire way, people stood, applauded, and cheered these American heros.
While this story is great on it’s face, it gets even better.
Airfare and hotel expenses for these men was paid for by San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito.
Barry, you are an American hero and a patriot and I am now a Giants/Barry Zito fan!