Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Greatest Play In Baseball!
youtube ^

Posted on 03/18/2014 6:21:13 PM PDT by dontreadthis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLlERUG6IA


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS:
(how did I not know about this?)
1 posted on 03/18/2014 6:21:13 PM PDT by dontreadthis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I remember this well. Rick Monday saves the day.


2 posted on 03/18/2014 6:24:17 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Should have slid into them with spikes high.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: latina4dubya

ping...


4 posted on 03/18/2014 6:24:57 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Isn’t it great just by reading the title I knew what you’d be referring to?


5 posted on 03/18/2014 6:25:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I remember that. It got one news cycle of coverage.

It was kind of remarkable, given the tenor of the time.

Of course, I don’t know what would happen if someone tried it today. Federal Marshals might swoop in and give the flag back to the protestors, along with a blowtorch.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 6:25:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis
This was my introduction to the fiasco..and his good work.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 6:28:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

To steal the quote ... how did I not know about this?


8 posted on 03/18/2014 6:29:34 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Those A—holes are probably leaders in the Democrat Party today.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 6:30:14 PM PDT by kaehurowing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kaehurowing

It was some guy an his 11 year old son.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 6:30:56 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Awesome.

All comments disabled for this video. Of course they are, Utube...wouldn’t want any patriotic comments being made.


11 posted on 03/18/2014 6:31:04 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I think one of those guys trying to light the flag was a young Barack Obama.


12 posted on 03/18/2014 6:31:27 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

On April 25, 1976, Rick Monday was playing center field for the Chicago Cubs in a game at Dodger Stadium when two protesters, William Thomas and his 11-year-old son, ran onto the field and attempted to set fire to an American flag.

They laid the American flag on the field and doused it with lighter fluid.

However, before they were able to get a match lit, Monday ran over and took the flag away and carried it off the field. Thomas and his son were arrested and taken from the stadium.

After Monday saved the flag and the crowd at Dodger Stadium realized what had just happened, they cheered Monday’s effort and broke out into spontaneous singing of “God Bless America.”

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/715840-rick-mondays-flag-save-at-dodger-stadium-still-resonates-35-years-later


13 posted on 03/18/2014 6:35:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I was ready to argue this until I actually watched it. (That is what sports is all about right?)

That is, without a doubt the greatest play.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 6:36:00 PM PDT by Gamecock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis
I miss Howard Cosell.

Anyway, this would never happen in a major league ballpark today. Anybody running on the field today would get tackled hard by a platoon of security guards within 15 seconds. Back in those days, you could actually run out onto a ball field. Yeah, you would eventually get handcuffed and arrested but they'd be really mellow about it. More likely than not, they'd just march you out of the park, remove the handcuffs and tell you to go home.

15 posted on 03/18/2014 6:37:32 PM PDT by SamAdams76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

I’ve seen that play by Monday but never heard the interview. Thanks for sharing it. It made me smile and warmed my heart.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 6:48:30 PM PDT by jch10 (Election Day, 2014. May be the most important day since Bunker Hill.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis
Rick Monday with flag in later years.

Monday w/flag photo FlagRickMonday2006.jpg

17 posted on 03/18/2014 6:52:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis


18 posted on 03/18/2014 6:54:07 PM PDT by Rodamala
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

I would rather that these two scum-sucking idiots never have their names mentioned. Keep them anonymous so that they get no thrill from their ‘daring’ deed!

Rick Monday on the other hand - KUDOS!


19 posted on 03/18/2014 6:54:27 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76

“Anyway, this would never happen in a major league ballpark today. Anybody running on the field today would get tackled hard by a platoon of security guards within 15 seconds. Back in those days, you could actually run out onto a ball field. Yeah, you would eventually get handcuffed and arrested but they’d be really mellow about it. More likely than not, they’d just march you out of the park, remove the handcuffs and tell you to go home.”

I remember when fans would run out onto the field during rain delays and slide on the tarp..


20 posted on 03/18/2014 7:03:08 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Excellent. Great comments from Monday too.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 7:05:47 PM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jane Long

This link has comments and most, not all, but most look just like us here, very respectful and full of pride in the greatness of this save!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IrV8QPQAhxo


22 posted on 03/18/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: GizzyGirl

Thanks. Good to know there are like minded folks able to comment about this on u tube ;)


23 posted on 03/18/2014 7:56:01 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Rick Monday was a fine ballplayer who had many career highlights, but to be remembered for this is not bad.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 8:34:14 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kaehurowing

Is that John Kerry?


25 posted on 03/18/2014 8:34:46 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: pieceofthepuzzle

I remember Yankee fans all over the field after Chris Chambliss’s homerun in the 1976 ALCS. Chambliss had to come back later and touch home plate.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 8:36:03 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

That is so cool———thanks for sharing it.

.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by Mears
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I remember it. Brings tears to my eyes.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 8:54:22 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

I’ve seen that video before. It is and always will be worth watching again.


29 posted on 03/18/2014 9:59:59 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

Monday got standing O’s in ballparks around the country after that. And, the Dodgers traded for him the next year.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 10:03:08 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dontreadthis

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-22586.html

Why did these protesters, (scumbag’s name here), 36, and his 11-year-old son run onto the field to burn the flag? They were arrested and fined $60. Monday said he never was interested in asking. Attempts to locate (scumbag’s name here), or to determine whether he’s still alive, were unsuccessful.

What happened to the photographer, James Roark, of the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who shot the only photo of the incident? Roark, whose photo was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, lost his job, became a night cook in Portland and was beaten and killed outside a restaurant in 1995. He was 49.

And the tattered flag that was soaked with lighter fluid? It’s in Monday’s possession in a safe-deposit box, surviving the hurricanes near his Vero Beach, Fla., home. He was offered $1 million for the flag several years ago, he said, but rejected the overture.

“The flag is faded, and it’s somewhat tattered,” Monday said. “It wasn’t like it was just bought off the shelf. It wasn’t in great shape from the start.

“But the flag is not for sale. What this flag represents, you can’t buy.”


31 posted on 03/19/2014 9:32:18 AM PDT by laotzu
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laotzu

thank you for rounding this out


32 posted on 03/19/2014 1:50:14 PM PDT by dontreadthis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson