- “That means something, because this wasn’t just a flag on the field. This was a flag that people looked at with respect. We have a lot of rights and freedoms — not to sound corny — but we all have the option if we don’t like something to make it better. Or you also have the option, if you don’t like it, [to] pack up and leave. But don’t come onto the field and burn an American flag.”
Former Chicago Cub center fielder Rick Monday, commenting on his rescue of an American flag thirty years ago today in a game at Dodger Stadium. The whole story is available at MLB.com.