From today’s Reds’ Insider:
The Reds’ trip to the U.S. Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., had a major impact on those who went.
“It was a good visit, but it was tough to see,” Adam Dunn said. “To see them laying there like that was hard. A lot of them were younger than me.”
Sean Casey said seeing the family members of the fallen was just as hard.
“You could see the sadness in their eyes,” Casey said.
Casey said it gave him a new appreciation for the armed forces.
“They’re over there fighting for a great cause,” he said. “You walked out of there with an appreciation for what they’ve done. Those guys are real heroes.”
Casey, Dunn, Ken Griffey Jr., Austin Kearns, David Weathers, Jason Standridge, Mark Berry and Jerry Narron made the visit.
A big tip of the cap to Casey, Dunn, Jr, Kearns, Weathers, Standridge, Berry, and Narron for taking the time to do this.
A BIG “What about the rest of you?”…to the rest of the players and coaches that didn’t bother to take the time. Out of approximately 30 players and coaches, less than 1/3 of them took the time to visit these heros…I’m very disappointed in our players.
I’ve been a Reds fan since the late ’60’s, with my luck of being able to attend plenty of games at Riverfront during the BRM era. I was sitting in the Green Seats in the OF when Pete came home in ’84 and was in the Red seats when Glenn Braggs reached over the fence in ’90 to beat the Pirates. I have had many favorites from Jim Maloney to Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Adam Dunn, and Jay Bruce.