Honoring Our Service Men

It’s Memorial Day, a day for recognizing all of those who work to maintain our freedoms. The stadium was decked out in red, white, and blue bunting and the fans were all dressed in patriotic apparel.

When the end of the fifth inning arrived the trumpets sounded signifying the beginning of the D-backs Legends races. What better way to celebrate this wonderful country than to see Racing Gracie finally earn that first win.

I am sure there are countless soldiers in faraway places that wake up every morning and say a prayer to keep them safe and allow them to return home to a country where Racing Gracie is free to win a Legends race.

As each of the Legends emerged from the Marlins bullpen they were holding miniature American Flags in each hand in tribute to the military and other personnel. From the moment the race started Grace began to fall back.

With each stride victory became less and less of an option for Racing Gracie. It would appear that his tribute to those who had protected our freedoms was acting as a wind drag. I didn’t think it was possible but the flags were actually slowing Gracie down.

So while everyone appreciated Gracie’s flag-waving celebration you couldn’t help but wonder if those flags were the cause of this latest loss sending Racing Gracie to an 0-27 start to the season.

About Jeff Summers

Just a guy from Section 132 Row 9 Seat 9 trying to understand the metaphysics of baseball and whether the knuckleball defies Newton's first law of motion.
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