Friday, March 04, 2011

Yankees Put Rivalry Aside When Tragedy Struck the Red Sox -

Yankees Put Rivalry Aside When Tragedy Struck the Red Sox -
Hours before a game last September, word went around the Yankee clubhouse that hitting coach Kevin Long wanted to gather the entire team for a rare meeting. Soon, the players were huddled up, and Long told them about Bridget, an 11-year-old girl they had never met, the daughter of Ron Johnson, the first base coach for the Red Sox. Bridget, Long said, had been in an accident. She was riding a horse alongside the road in August, near the Johnsons' Tennessee home. A driver came around the corner a little too fast and plowed into Bridget's horse, severing the young girl's leg above the knee.
A great article from the Wall Street Journal about the New York Yankees and their generous donations to help with medical bills for the daughter of Boston Red Sox first base coach.

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