Red, White & Blue Jays …

April 21, 2007 |

I just want to take a few moments to recognize the Toronto Blue Jays, who sent a contingent of a dozen players and personnel to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, yesterday. While in town for a weekend series against the O’s, these guys made a morning commute to visit wounded American soldiers, in conjunction with the “Wounded Warrior Project.”

Our true heroes were treated to some special experiences with stars, such as, Vernon Wells and Roy Halladay, as well as manager John Gibbons. The visit was coordinated through Blue Jays’ infielder, John McDonald, and his cousin, who’s employed by an organization providing relief to injured combat personnel.

According to published reports, the visit was pretty humbling for the players, especially Wells. From all accounts, it seems this effort was warmly received and enjoyed as worthwhile from the perspective of both sides. Perhaps, MLB could consider scheduling such visits by other teams traveling to Baltimore, this season. It’s simply a “win-win” situation.

At any rate, I think the Blue Jays deserve a special round of applause on this humane endeavor. Let’s remember, the team is based in Canada, which makes it even classier. Way to go guys !!!!