U.S. Navy SEALs deliver game ball to wounded vet

Skywalker

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I was at this game and this was a pretty awesome pregame ceremony for 9/11.


(Didn't see this posted yet on the forum so I thought I'd share. Mods please delete if this is a repost my apologies.)



 

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Couldn't hear the audio well so I looked up why..

4,192: The celebration to honor the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose’s record-breaking 4192nd hit will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. The commemoration will feature a video tribute, along with an appearance by the Hit King himself on the field. Fellow Reds legends Tony Perez, Cesar Geronimo, Tommy Helms, Ken Griffey Sr. and Tom Browning are expected to be in attendance.
• Patriot Day: Immediately following the 4,192 tribute, eight local fire departments will be honored on the field for their continued service, honor and dedication to our community. One of the fire departments will be given the bright red 2010 Toyota Tundra that is displayed atop the elevator shaft beyond the centerfield wall, compliments of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Toyota Dealers. Reds manager Dusty Baker will participate with Toyota in the presentation. Additional pregame ceremonies will honor the ninth anniversary of September 11, 2001.
• Ceremonial Pitch: Wounded veteran Army Specialist Mike Dinkle will offer up a ceremonial pitch.
• Ball Delivery: A group of Navy SEALs will conduct an “extraction simulation” on the field and deliver the official game ball.

http://network.yardbarker.com/all_s...action_packed_navy_seal_demonstration/3204456
 
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The guy's (SEALs) where over across the river at Toro's on the Levy after the game.
 

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The guy's (SEALs) where over across the river at Toro's on the Levy after the game.

Thats real cool, I wish I new that after the game so I could have come! Hey and to top it off, the Reds won and are still in first place! Haha.
 

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Pete Rose. Best hitter to ever play the game. I know that that statement may start an argument......let it start. No one ever hit the ball as well we as he did. Don't give a shit about his betting. He should be in he Hall of Fame.
 

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Pete Rose. Best hitter to ever play the game. I know that that statement may start an argument......let it start. No one ever hit the ball as well we as he did. Don't give a shit about his betting. He should be in he Hall of Fame.

Couldn't agree with you more.
 
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Thats real cool, I wish I new that after the game so I could have come! Hey and to top it off, the Reds won and are still in first place! Haha.

Funny thing is , we didn't go to the game we watched it with friends on the big screen at Toro's on the Levy. They all came in with their infamous "Blue and Gold" reversible PT shirts on with cargo's.

Yes, Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.
 

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That was a very cool salute to the troops. Would have been fun to see it in person.

As far as Pete Rose. I'm 50-50 on that issue. One voice says the betting issue never affected whether he was the greatest hitter ever in baseball. The other side says he bet on baseball while in baseball. He lied for a very long time about it. He only came "clean" about it in a book when he wanted to get paid not cause he wanted to do what was right. He hasn't shown much integrity and I think the situation would have been much different if he had just admitted to what he did wrong when he was caught.

The Hall of Fame recognizes more then just on-field achievements and many people in the Hall are there for what they did for the game off the field. I think he should be recognized in Copperstown as the greatest hitter ever but what he did wrong was part of his life in baseball so I don't have a problem with him not being in the Hall.
 
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