Happy Fourth of July: The Greatest Play in Baseball!

This. Never. Gets. Old.

Rick Monday saves Ol’ Glory!


15 responses to “Happy Fourth of July: The Greatest Play in Baseball!

  1. John Kernkamp

    I had forgotten about that – Thanks for the reminder!

    And, you’re right – it never gets old.

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  2. Thank you DCG! I hope those two little jerks never got over the sting of humiliation of their actions even to this day. Hopefully, they’ve matured, restudied US and world history and have taught their own children to love their country and flag.

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  3. No matter what day of the week July 4 falls on, patriots will always celebrate MONDAY!

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  4. If Obama had sons…😎

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  5. I wonder how long those two jokers spent getting “tuned up” by angry Americans every time they appeared in public…..
    Like Cynthia,I hope they matured to teach their own children to love and respect their Country and Flag.

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  6. I had never heard or seen that before, since I do not follow any sports teams. That was not only a great moment for baseball . . .but a great moment for our country. What a tragedy if these two louts had been able to carry out their plan to desecrate our flag. God Bless Monday for such quick thinking.

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  7. Stephen T. McCarthy

    PERFECT post for today, DCG! Thank you for bringing that event to my remembrance! Indeed, it never does get old.

    While growing up, my family didn’t have much money. But by the great generosity of my wonderful Grandfather (who did have some money), we had Dodger season tickets in the family from the day Dodger Stadium opened until about 1995 or so.

    I wasn’t at the Stadium the day that occurred, but I remember it so well. And a little later, when Rick Monday became a Dodger, L.A.’s baseball fans took Rick to their hearts immediately because we all appreciated so much what he had done as a Cub while playing on our field. Monday was a pretty decent outfielder, but even if he hadn’t been, I know Dodger fans would have always loved him regardless.

    Los Angeles wasn’t the cesspool then that it is now, and I think the Dodger fans spontaneously breaking out into the song ‘God Bless America’ was a natural reaction for most Angelenos back then. Reflecting on it, that makes me feel a little proud, even though I wasn’t in the park that day.

    A Happy 4th of July to you, DCG, and to all my pals here at FOTM.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’

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  8. AMERICAN League, NATIONAL League. No New World Order League, no United Nations League.

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  10. Great man, great play, great USA.

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  11. Happy 4th of July !
    I hope everyone from FOTM has a blessed holiday with friends and family…

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  12. A happy Fourth to everyone as well!

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  13. Well, I remember Lasorda and Garvey and the rest from my youth, but not Monday. Now I’ll never forget his name and what he did.

    I think, had it been me, I’d have been tempted to bowl them over with a flying tackle. but then I’d have probably been set on fire along with Old Glory, and likely sued by the two morons… good call, Rick!

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  14. This choked me up. Thanks for the reminder.

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