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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It was 35 years ago today -- Rick Monday saves a flag

  • In the fourth inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers, two guys doused an American flag with lighter fluid and attempted to burn it. Centerfielder Rick Monday ran in and yanked the flag away before they could get it lit. Way to go Rick!
  • Dodger third base coach Tommy Lasorda tried to get out there to stop them, but Monday got there first. It would have been quite interesting to hear what Lasorda had to say to these guys as they were escorted off of the field.
  • I wonder where these guys are now.

1 comment:

  1. I remember watching that event unfold. Years later it would play a big part in my life when I got to interview Monday in LA. Monday was a class act. I appreciated his time greatly.