View Full Version : 7th inning stretch

charlie browned
09-23-2001, 12:41 AM
At the game tonight, during the seventh inning stretch, the Royals all stopped, stood still, and turned to the flag with hats over their hearts during Kate Smith's rendition of "God Bless America". Royals on the bench got up and came out on the field and did the same. The Sox, too, all came out in front of the dugout and did the same---it was all very touching to see these often self-absorbed beneficiaries of the American good life show some respect for something other than themselves or their agents (I should exclude many individual Sox and Royals from this generalization).

Then my ever-observant daughter noticed Royce Clayton sitting in the dugout by himself during all this--he's a real piece of work.