Monday, September 22, 2008

Jumping Jack Flash

In one of the more depressing moments of this season (and there were many to choose from), Jack Wilson took what will likely be his last at-bat in Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. As he strode to the plate the crowd rose to its feet in appreciation for what the man has done for us over the last decade. He's done more then just show up every day with a smile in spite of the teams losing (which is an accomplishment all by itself); he's been involved in local charity, mentored young players, run the annual bowling tournament, run to first base like he was playing for a good team, dove for more ground balls then a little leaguer who likes dirt and spoken kindly about our city. I don't care that he's never had a winning season, I believe Jack Wilson is one of the finest champions that the city of champions has ever produced.

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