One of the Greatest Sports Stories Ever


I got home from work today and my 16 year old son, Carson was kinda bored and just hanging out, so I asked him if he wanted to go do something.  He wanted to go to get lunch at a place called "Raising Cane" at the U of M.  It's a chicken place and he loves it and it was a chance to spend some time with him so off we went.

So we walk in and on the wall by the counter is this small picture.  There are two guys in one corner and a baseball player with an American Flag running away from them.  If you don't know the story behind it, it's meaningless; just a picture.

But the story behind it is pretty awesome.  It was in 1976 at Dodger's Stadium and the two guys on the right walked on the field during the game and tried to light an American Flag on fire.  At first, no one knew what they were doing, but the centerfielder noticed and ran over just as they held the match to the flag.  He snatched it away from them before they could light it.  You can actually see in the picture, the guy on the left still holding a match while his buddy has a look on his face like, "WTF???"

I told Carson the story and even the girl behind the counter was interested.  It's a great story!

See the ball player tell his version of the story in the video below.


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