A little girl had a dream. It involved one of the hardest jobs in America: to be a politician in this country. She wanted nothing more than to be among those in Congress helping to make changes to help the people. She was well on her way to this goal being a part of the student council at her elementary school.
I’m sure when granddaddy Dallas Green held this little girl in his arms after she was born on September 11, 2001, he dreamed of taking her to baseball games, watch her play the piano, and maybe even take ballet lessons. I’m sure there was a twinkle in his eyes of everything this little girl would bring to his life and the lives of others. Did I mention she played little league? I’m sure much to granddaddy’s delight.
Well Christina Taylor Green will never accomplish her dream. Instead of growing up and going to college to take Political Science courses, she will be lying in a coffin buried six feet into the ground all because one man wanted to take out the life of the very politician this little girl went to meet.
The day of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, the granddaughter of former Mets manager and pitcher, Green, went to the “Congress on Your Corner” event held by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Only she would never leave. Christina was shot in the chest by a coward. She did not even make it to the hospital.
I’m sure I speak for every Mets, Phillies, and Cubs fan when I say our deepest condolences and our prayers go out to Green and his family.
To read more about Christina Taylor Green, click here.