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Tragedy Touches Baseball World

The senseless violence in Tuscon, Arizon that claimed six lives and sent shockwaves throughout the nation’s political system has also exacted a painful toll on major league baseball. According to now confirmed reports, Christina-Taylor Green, the nine year-old girl killed during yesterday’s horrific tragedy, was the daughter of Dodgers’ scout John Green and granddaughter of Phillies’ executive advisor and former manager Dallas Green.

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.” Phillies team president David Montgomery, quoted in an official team statement

“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, Roxanna, 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.” – Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt, quoted on MLB.com

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