Saturday, May 23, 2009
Pods 8, Missile 6, JD 9, Thome dh, PK 3, Q 7, AJ 2, Fields 5, Getz 4. Richard pitching.
About Last Night
Sox have won three of four on this homestand … recorded our third shutout behind Gavin Floyd’s two-hitter … have won five straight interleague games and seven straight at U.S. Cellular Field … seven-game streak is club’s longest in interleague play … game time of 1:51 was fastest since 6/1/07 at Toronto (1:50).
My fried Israel del Toro, a Chicagoan and life-long Sox fan, sent me an email yesterday that reminded Americans just why we stop each year and commemorate Memorial Day. His email included these cartoons, which must have struck him personally. Take a look here:
You see, I’ve gotten to know DT through the Wounded Warriors organization. I think I’ve mentioned him before, but DT was serving in Afghanistan as a forward observor with the Air Force when a IED destroyed his vehicle.
DT was badly burned over more than 90 percent of his body. He survived — he’s something like fourth on the military’s list of most burned patients to survive, has undergone more than 100 surgeries to repair his wounds, and now is a motivational speaker.
He’s thrown out first pitches at our games and been honored at SoxFest.
Regardless of your politics, take time on Monday to thank and remember those who gave even more than DT in order for people all over the world to live in freedom.
My thoughts are with Ibis Guillen and her family as they visit the bedside of her father in Caracas.