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Tragedy in Arizona extends to Dodger family


There is not much to say about what happened in that Tucson shopping center yesterday morning.  And of course when I heard that among the victims was a 9 year old girl, I felt horrible.

Late last night, the news came out that the girl was the daughter of Dodger scout, John Green and her name is Christina-Taylor Green.

Here's her story in her local Tucson newspaper.

 

Christina-Taylor had just been elected to the student council at Mesa Verde Elementary School and had been interested in politics from a young age, her father, John Green, said Saturday night.

"She was a good speaker. I could have easily seen her as a politician," her father said.

The brown-eyed athletic girl had one sibling, an 11-year-old brother named Dallas, and the two loved to go swimming together.

She'd 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." 

 

The Dodgers released a statement late last night:

"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 Roxana and their son Dallas in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy. I [Frank McCourt] spoke with John earlier today and expressed condolences on behalf of the entire Dodgers organization."

 

I have no words to add except I send my condolences to all involved and hope they find some comfort in the outpouring of support that they have and will continue to receive.

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