#VinTop20: No. 8, Monday captures the flag

Between now and Vin Scully Appreciation Day on September 23, the Dodgers are revealing the results of the fan vote ranking Scully’s top 20 Dodger calls of all time, one at each home game. Here’s No. 8: Rick Monday captures the flag.

— Jon Weisman

No. 9, ‘We go to Chicago!’
No. 10, Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter
No. 11, Joe Ferguson’s throw
No. 12, Fernandomania begins
No. 13, ‘The Squeeze!’
No. 14, Nomo’s No-No
No. 15, the 4+1 Game
No. 16, Don Drysdale’s streak stays alive
No. 17, Mike Piazza, Giant-slayer
No. 18, Yasiel Puig’s first slam
No. 19, Manny’s Bobbleslam
No. 20, Mark McGwire hits it way, way out


Was that Kaepernick out there.

What Kaepernick is doing is kneeling because he doesn’t feel like saluting a flag which somehow has become a prerequisite to playing sports in North America. Apparently, Kaepernick doesn’t like how unarmed black men are dying due to police actions across the country. What the guys in right field did was storm the field and then try to burn an American flag in response to the American war in Vietnam.

Sure, there are some similarities, but there are more differences. Like those guys with the flag being white, and Kaepernick being black. Or that those guys are fans and Kaep is an athlete. Of course, the bigger difference is that Kaepernick has chosen to not do something (standing at attention) rather than these guys who are doing something (burning a flag in the outfield).

Or maybe you just need glasses.

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