Scully, Dodgers remember victims of Orlando tragedy
By Jon Weisman
Flags flew at half staff Thursday at Dodger Stadium in tribute to the victims of the mass murder early Sunday morning in Orlando. Before Thursday’s game, Vin Scully led those in attendance at Dodger Stadium into a moment of silence. Here is the text of what he said:
Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, we would like to take a moment to pay our respects to the victims of the tragedy in Orlando this past weekend. As a community and a nation, we mourn the tragic loss of lives and injuries, and our deepest sympathies go out to the victims, their families and friends. We commend the heroic actions and courage of the first responders, volunteers and government officials. And as an organization that took a historic stance against racism, we want to continue to emphasize that hatred towards anyone is intolerable. So at this time we would ask that you please stand, silently, for a moment of reflection and respect.