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Video: Pitchers, catchers …. and heroes

posted at 9:41 am on March 6, 2013 by

This is a story of technology and medical science, and a sports story, too …. but those are only small components in a larger story of courage, tenacity, and love. Daniel “Doc” Jacobs made history by being among the first Navy amputees restored to active duty, and now he wants to fulfill his dream of making another roster entirely. The Los Angeles Dodgers — my team, no less — gave Doc an opportunity to win a spot on the team, and he made the most of it:

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He didn’t make the team, but he made the Hall of Heart.

Update: I misspelled “heroes” in the title; it’s fixed now.

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From the title, I expected another gay marriage thread.

MechanicalBill on March 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers — my team, no less

…how can you not be a Twins fan?
…I saw this story last week on Fox… or somewhere…God Bless Tommy!

KOOLAID2 on March 6, 2013 at 11:55 AM

MechanicalBill on March 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

So I wasn’t the only one.

GWB on March 6, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Oh Dang, look at the dust around this computer.

Cindy Munford on March 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

From the title, I expected another gay marriage thread.

MechanicalBill on March 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

ditto.

All that’s missing is a switch hitter.

JetBoy on March 6, 2013 at 2:09 PM

From the title, I expected another gay marriage thread.

MechanicalBill on March 6, 2013 at 10:53 AM

me, i expected hero sandwiches.

‘heroes’. dammit.

sesquipedalian on March 6, 2013 at 2:36 PM