Friday, June 20, 2014

Sammy Sosa Does a Solid

From "Father of Isla Vista victim knows he has to keep speaking out" at the LA Times:

[Richard Martinez, father of UCSB shooting victim Christopher Michaels-Martinez] talked about guns in some of the interviews. Other times he talked about Christopher — the little boy who hit so many home runs in Little League that he earned the nickname "Mini Sammy Sosa." A few days later, wedged between interviews, Martinez received a phone call from an unfamiliar number.

It was Sammy Sosa.

The former major league slugger said he heard about Christopher's nickname on the news. When he watched Martinez cry, he couldn't help but think of losing one of his six kids. At the end of their 25-minute conversation, Sosa told Martinez that he planned to donate $5,000 to a memorial fund.

"I was touched," Sosa said. "I hope Mr. Martinez and the effort he's doing doesn't go away for a long time. He's a fighter."

Sosa hasn't had an easy go of it lately, so it's nice to see him in a positive light. God job, Sammy.