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Tragedy Strikes Phillies Family in AZ Shooting

Posted by Pat Gallen, Sun, January 09, 2011 11:28 AM | Comments: 7
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Some sad news to pass along from the extended Philadelphia Phillies family:

In Saturday”s rampage shooting in Arizona, one of the victims, Christina-Taylor Green, was a nine-year-old granddaughter of former Phillies manager and now-consultant, Dallas Green. Six people were killed and 13 more injured, including U.S. Representative Gabriella Giffords who was holding an open forum at a local supermarket in Tuscon.

This is certainly an unthinkable tragedy that has affected the Phillies family as well as the Dodgers family. Christina’s father, John, is a scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Our thoughts go out to not only the Green family, but all those affected by this senseless act of violence from a clearly-deranged person.

From the High Cheese Blog on Philly.com:

Christina-Taylor Green, born on Sept. 11, 2001, died while trying to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at an appearance at a supermarket in Tucson. She attended with a neighbor, who was shot four times and was recovering from surgery last night.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, the third-grader “already told her parents she wanted to attend Penn State one day and have a career that involved helping those less fortunate than her. She also loved animals and was a passionate dancer who loved ballet, hip-hop, jazz and gymnastics and was the only girl on her Canyon del Oro Little League baseball team, “The Pirates.” She played second base.”

Her father, John, is a scout for the Dodgers.

“We lost a member of the Dodgers family today,” owner Frank McCourt said in a statement. “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.”

Christina-Taylor also had an 11-year-old brother Dallas, named for their grandfather.

And from the Phillies and David Montgomery:

“The Phillies organization expresses our heartfelt condolences to Dallas and Sylvia and the entire Green family on the senseless, tragic loss of Christina’s life.  She was a talented young girl with a bright promising future.  Her untimely death weighs heavily on our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by yesterday’s horrific shooting.”

David Montgomery
Phillies President

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  • Posts: 41 landshark

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    That’s sad man! My heart and prayers go out to her and her family. The whole tradigy feels like something made up in a movie. I can only imagine what their family is going through right now. I hope they hang the bastard that did it. Her bday is even more heartfelt (9-11-01) Wow

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    As a father of three, I cannot even begin to fathom the impact sadness that the Green family is experiencing right now. I know that we can’t truly appreciate God’s tapestry until well after we are gone; unthinkable events like this can lead to good and I pray that is what happens here. The Green family and everyone else who has been affected by this are in my thoughts and prayers, for sure. You can’t get through a tragedy like this without the strength of faith and community…

     
  • Posts: 3060 Chuck A.

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    OCP, I hear you about the “good” that can potentially come from stuff like this. But right now there is nothing good about this absolutely bizarre and heinous act of violence. Nothing. My thoughts and prayers are extended to all involved.

     
  • Posts: 5322 Lefty

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    My sincere regrets to the Green family. This was already a terrible event, and now it just get’s worse, just awful news.

     
  • Posts: 222 tavian

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    The sadness regarding the unnecessary loss of Christina Taylor Green will affect the lives of the family and others for many years. This was a tragedy of enormous proportions. An innocent child and other innocents lost at the hands of an out-of-control selfish maniac. My prayers and tears are with this family. I know firsthand what it is like to lose a young family member. The memory of her will last many lifetimes. God rest her soul. She is surely in heaven. This is a very sad statement regarding the state of our society. I am sorry for going off on a tangent. God bless the family in these tough times and all those hurt by this selfish maniac.

     
  • Posts: 2071 Brooks

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    This is way to sad and tragic. Like Tavian said, you don’t get over this for years –
    She and the others that lost their lives to this idiot will be remembered in the hearts of their loved ones. We pray
    for Dallas and his family as well as those who died and those who are struggling to recover.

     
  • Posts: 8 mick

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    My wife and I wish to send our condolences to the entire Green family in the tragic loss of their granddaughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!!!

     
 
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