Sunday, January 09, 2011

Dodger Connection to Tucson Tragedy

From "Baseball family grieving Tucson tragedy" by Ken Gurnick at

The nine-year-old daughter of Dodgers scout John Green was one of six people killed in the Saturday shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that also took the life of a federal judge and critically wounded Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Christina Taylor Green attended the meet-and-greet for the politician at a local market after being elected to her elementary school student council.

"She was a good speaker. I could have easily seen her as a politician," her father told the Arizona Daily Star. He is the Dodgers' East Coast supervisor of amateur scouting. [...]

Christina Taylor was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and was one of 50 9/11 babies (one from each state) included in the "Faces of Hope" book, written by Christine Naman. She was the only girl on her Little League team.

Frank McCourt released this statement last night:

We lost a member of the Dodgers family today. The entire Dodgers organization is mourning the death of John's daughter Christina and will do everything we can to support John, his wife Roxana and their son Dallas in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy. I spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization.

Our condolences go out to the Green family.


spank said...

It is a cruel world.In an instant it can all be wiped away.That is why I live my life with no regrets.

Kyle Baker said...

What Spank said.

karina said...

this is so sad :(

things like this make me thing there's something wrong with the mankind :(

Delino DeShields, Sr said...

I'd leave the gunman in a room with Ryan Howard and a bat, and see how that plays out.

Really amazing how so many people jumped in to stop him and tend to the wounded. Score one for bravery.