Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Cadillac Mescallade: Some Good Baseball News
In between some other player being dragged into the spotlight for the use of performance enhancing drugs, comes a nice story about a baseball player. The New York Met's All-Star David Wright, while playing for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, was very generous to a veteran of the war in Iraq.
As reported in the New York Daily News earlier this week, Wright doled out an all expense paid trip for Sgt. Felix Perez to attend the USA game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Perez is in a wheelchair had attended the USA-Puerto Rico game in Miami. After Wright's game-winning hit he was escorted down to the locker room by a security guard for the postgame celebration. It was there that he met up with Wright and a host of other players. A short time later he was informed by Team USA he was headed to Los Angeles, a real dream come true.
It is just nice to hear something nice about baseball. I have really been on the brink of just forgetting about the sport with all the nonsense that has happened the last couple of years, but things like this definitely restore faith in the idea that MLB isn't filled completely with money hungry, steroid using, hooker banging clowns.