Rick Monday, Kaepernick, and the American Flag

On April 25, 1976, a few months before the Nation celebrated its Bicentennial, a former U.S. Marine, Rick Monday, performed what some have considered “the best play in baseball.”  At Dodger Stadium, during the fourth inning a pair of protesters ran onto the field with an American Flag.  A man doused the Flag with lighter fluid.  His first attempt to light a match and immolate the flag was unsuccessful.  Before the protesters, a father and son team, could light another match, the Chicago Cubs centerfielder ran in from his position and snatched the flag from the protesters.  Rick Monday still has that flag. The man who achieved more notoriety for saving Old Glory from certain immolation than anything he accomplished on the baseball field has been interviewed a number of times regarding his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick, as well as the other athletes who sit or kneel during the pregame performances of the National Anthem. “For me it...(Read Full Article)

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