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