Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Barry Zito...a Giant...an Angel


Did ya ever send out a fan letter or e-mail to someone famous, giving them thanks for doing something really-REALLY good?
What's really-REALLY good, you ask?
Well how about paying airfare and hotel bills for 17 US Marines, who are recovering from wounds, so they can see some major league baseball in Arizona?!
Well, I did. I sent an e-mail of thanks... just yesterday... after reading THIS on the milBlog BlackFive .
Had tears in my eyes when reading the post. I just had to e-mail this guy and thank him looong time. He is SF Giants pitcher Barry Zito. I received an e-mail from him, Barry Zito, last night.
I never expected a response...I just wanted to thank him. He is founder of an organization called "Strikeouts for Troops" . I am on cloud 9 and you can rest assured I will be watching "MY" San Francisco Giants and praying for a southpaw'd slinger named Barry Zito.
Barry Zito, the guy with the Giant's heart, will be easy to spot. He will be the angel on the mound. JG

12 comments:

joated said...

Nice story. I hope the rest of the SF Giants' faithful will also cheer for Barry's work.

But this is SF...

LL said...

That is fuckin' awesome, JihadGene!!

Vixen said...

Makes me so proud to be a Giant's fan! What a really terrific guy.

buffalodick said...

We need more stories like this in America...

JihadGene said...

joated...I'm ruv's you looong time but get off'n the SF Giants!!! I know, I know...you're a Mets fan and that's the reason you sounded like you're suckin on lemons when posting you're comment. ;)

LL- F'n awesome IN DEED...indeed!!!

Vix- Right on, you Modesto Mama!!!

BDick- More and more!!!

Maeve said...

I think I just became a baseball fan.
That is a really great story, thanks for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Add me to the fan list. What a wonderful man.

DeltaBravo

joated said...

You got me wrong on that Gene. I think it's great that Zito is doing this. I'm not soured on the Giants perse (at least as long as they arent' playing the Mets), but the city of SF.

JihadGene said...

Joated- I knew you was baggin' on the "City Of" SF. I just wanted to focus positively on "MY SF Giants" who I've loved looong time since the days of Willie Mays and Stretch McCovey. The city of SF is a cesspool these days unless you enjoy watching Bums fight, walking over Bums, watching Bums stop and direct traffic, or you like hurdling over human waste.

Teresa said...

I emailed much later than you and I'm sure he's been inundated. LOL. I hope he's feeling the love because he's one hell of a guy.

JihadGene said...

Teresa- You know it! He is one great guy!!!

Anonymous said...

JG. I knew once Harry Callaghan left that place would go to shit.

cb