Tuesday, August 26, 2008

White Sox visit Walter Reed Hospital

White Sox visit Walter Reed Hospital
Chicago players meet injured war veterans in DC
By Scott Merkin / MLB.com

BALTIMORE -- Scott Linebrink was joined by teammates Mark Buehrle, Jim Thome, John Danks, Horacio Ramirez and Javier Vazquez during a Tuesday morning visit to war veterans being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
The journey took about 40 minutes from the team's Baltimore hotel and lasted approximately 90 minutes, as the players spent time with the valiant individuals who had proudly served the United States.

"Incredible, incredible," said Thome of the visit. "Linebrink set it up and asked us to go, and I didn't really know what to expect or what was going to happen.

"It was very emotional. It made you really appreciate what those guys have gone through. They are basically doing it for our country. It's very heartwarming to see. They've put their lives on the line for us. Words can't describe it."

Linebrink originally became associated with such a cause through his days with the Padres, as San Diego would host members of the armed forces on Sunday's. The reliever also began visits to Walter Reed, as set up by the Padres.


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