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Feb. 24, 2013
3 posts
Read the board often and have decided to share two stories that I have from this tourny. First let me begin by saying that I thought it was tremendously ran and a first class event. The first event occurred after our last game on saturday against a team from so cal called Dessert Dawgs. Following the conclusion of our game with them, we met at the pitchers mound for a prayer that was led by their shortstop. Without going into detail, it was a prayer that bascically said how lucky we are to be able to have been there and to be able to particapate in a game we love. It was a very special momment for me. Oh, by the way, he may be the best player I have had the opportunity to have played against so far. Second story occurred at the skills challange. Had the honor and priviledge to be in line with one of the players from the team of wounded warriors. He seemed so young, yet so mature. He had lost both his legs. While in line, we crossed paths with a senior player, maybe 55 to 60 years of age, gray long beard and a cut off shirt with arms covered in some tattoos. My wounded warrior friend looks right at him and says SEMPER FI. The senior looks at him and returns a simple return of SEMPER FI. Not another word was spoken. Made the hair on my arms stand up. Not having served in the military, can only imagine the special bond there is amongst those who have. Well thanks for reading. AL FALESKI PHOENIX TUBE#11
Feb. 24, 2013
Men's 70
499 posts
Too bad we don't have a "Like" button.

Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 24, 2013
32 posts
Thats all Marines have to say to each other! Thanks for sharing a very special moment!
Feb. 24, 2013
16 posts
I have played against the Dawgs for years, they are a class act, and good guys off the field.

No "manifesto" needed to be good people, good competitors and players I would play with any day of the year.

Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 25, 2013
2502 posts
Four messages were removed from this thread as being inappropriate to the content of the original post(s). #19, please feel free to begin a new thread via re-post to express your opinions independent of the positive nature of this topic. Thank you.
Feb. 25, 2013
Men's 70
291 posts
SSUSA Staff ... The topic was simply TOC ... I believe my comments were TOC-associated ... I think I even complimented Duke on his post ... Seems a bit of a stretch to think that you are now policing posts to this extent, although I did not see any posts after my second one.

March 4, 2013
Men's 50
5 posts
The Wounded Warriors were GREAT to hear from at the banquet. I only wish that I was in Florida earlier to see them play. Very inspiring!!!
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