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March 18, 2009

Team USA Baseball Players Are Whiney And Spoiled Bitches Damn Fine Americans

Last night Team USA advanced to the semi-finals in the World Baseball Classic. Then in the midst of their victory celebration they did something really important....they gave a wounded Army vet and hardcore baseball fan the thrill of a lifetime.

All Sgt. Felix Perez was hoping for was some autographs on the flag he carried through his service in Afghanistan and Iraq but he found himself invited into the team's clubhouse.

And so began the coolest 30 minutes of Felix Perez’s life. On an evening when he felt especially proud to be an American – when a group of his sporting heroes wearing his country’s name across their chests banded together to win a game they had no business winning – Perez found himself surrounded by them, doused with celebratory Miller Lites, with the American flag that was with him during the worst moment of his life passed around the room and signed by every player on the team.

“Everybody,” Perez said.

...(NY Met David) Wright was raised near Naval Station Norfolk, one of the largest military bases in the country.

“When you see those guys and get a chance to see how much it means to them, that makes it extra special,” he said. “They take a lot of pride in that red, white and blue, and to have USA across your chest and have supporters like that – that’s what this tournament means.”

Take a moment to read it all.

Thanks to TendStl in the comments for the heads up.


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