I wish I didn't have to write this post -- unfortunately, because of the Tucson shootings, it becomes necessary.
However, it's for a positive thing -- the White Sox and Diamondbacks will be playing a charity exhibition game in Tucson on March 7 to benefit a fund in memory of nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green, youngest victim of the shooting and granddaughter of former MLB manager and GM Dallas Green. Sox GM Kenny Williams had this to say:
"Yeah, I wish we weren't part of it," said Sox general manager Ken Williams, referring to the Jan. 8 tragedy that claimed Green and five other victims and wounded 14 people. "I'm very short with my answer there, but I wish we weren't a part of it. I wish it wouldn't have happened obviously. And it's tragic.
"I just don't understand why we can't get some sort of regulation on gun control laws in this country and get a handle on mental health. Get a better hold on what that is all about and how we can effectively help people who aren't in position to help themselves sometimes."
Williams is absolutely right. If you are going to be in the Tucson area and want to go to this game, you can buy tickets and get more information about the game at this link from the Kino Sports Complex, where the game will be played.