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WizardsofOzzie
04-25-2008, 04:54 PM
Never knew this story until today. Apparently on April 25th, 1976 during a Dodgers/Cubs game 2 protesters got on the field and attempted to set the American flag on fire. Monday ran, and snatched the flag away before they could do it.

Link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/22/AR2006042201389.html)

Madvora
04-25-2008, 04:57 PM
I learned about that for the first time in the paper a few years ago.
They included this cool picture.

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/rick_monday.jpg

WizardsofOzzie
04-25-2008, 04:59 PM
I learned about that for the first time in the paper a few years ago.
They included this cool picture.

http://www.moonbattery.com/archives/rick_monday.jpg

Well since you included it, I'll take mine down :smile:

Hitmen77
04-25-2008, 05:18 PM
4/25/1976 was 30 years ago today? :scratch:

LITTLE NELL
04-25-2008, 05:20 PM
It was by far the greatest play ever by a Cub.

travelinman89
04-25-2008, 05:48 PM
Article is dated Saturday, April 22, 2006.

thomas35forever
04-25-2008, 06:32 PM
The scoreboard at Dodger Stadium said "Rick Monday, you made a great play."

Hitmenof77
04-25-2008, 07:12 PM
Ok so it was 32 years ago today.

What a great moment.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tAbmXlZbrSM

This is a better link that includes an interview with Monday:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/167638/rick_monday_tribute_1976/


I often wonder whatever happened to that father and son? I hope they burn in hell.

Patrick134
04-25-2008, 07:25 PM
Ok so it was 32 years ago today.

What a great moment.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tAbmXlZbrSM


I often wonder whatever happened to that father and son? I hope they burn in hell.

I like america as much as the next guy, but on the list of "burn in hell" crimes, theirs would be way down the list.

Hitmenof77
04-25-2008, 07:31 PM
One more link:

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/2006-04-25-rick-monday_x.htm

Today, questions remain:
Why did these protesters, William Thomas, 36, and his 11-year-old son run onto the field to burn the flag? They were arrested and fined $60. Monday said he never was interested in asking. Attempts to locate Thomas, or to determine whether he's still alive, were unsuccessful.

What happened to the photographer, James Roark, of the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who shot the only photo of the incident? Roark, whose photo was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, lost his job, became a night cook in Portland and was beaten and killed outside a restaurant in 1995. He was 49.

Railsplitter
04-25-2008, 08:19 PM
What happened to the photographer, James Roark, of the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who shot the only photo of the incident? Roark, whose photo was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, lost his job, became a night cook in Portland and was beaten and killed outside a restaurant in 1995. He was 49.

Pity:(:

WhiteSox5187
04-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Rick Monday went on to hit that HR for the Dodgers against the Expos in the '81 NLCS, no?

pierzynski07
04-26-2008, 12:56 AM
It was by far the greatest play ever by a Cub.
Funny you should mention that. A year or two ago, ESPN had the top three Web Gems for each team. This was #1 for the Cubs.

white sox bill
05-01-2008, 09:59 AM
Good for you Rick. I respect the right to protest, but not in that venue. I thought Monday was cool anyway despite his tenure for the bad guys