A Sunday Feel Good Story: New York Yankees


From Raise the Flag Report:

When NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos was murdered last week in Brooklyn, he was working overtime to help pay Christmas expenses for his two sons. They, along with the rest of the Ramos family, are victims and will bear the lifelong marks of this tragedy. 13-year-old Jaden Ramos posted this tribute to his Facebook page, after first writing, “This is the worst day of my life.”


Jaden has an older brother, Justin, who is a sophomore at Bowdoin College in Maine. The New York Yankees have offered to pay for the college education for both boys, out of the foundation started by late Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner. The Yankee Silver Shield Foundation pays for the education of children of NYPD Officers, firefighters and also Port Authority employees when they die in the line of duty.

The New York Post reported, however, that Bowdoin College has pledged its maximum financial aid to Justin, so that he can finish college with no debt. College President Barry Mills said:

We are a very close community, and we share in Justin’s pain and anguish. I know you join me in offering heartfelt condolences to Justin and the entire Ramos family, and I am sure you will respect their privacy as they and we support one another in the days and weeks ahead.

Officer Wenjian Liu was also killed in the execution-style attack on the two policeman. He had no children, but he did leave behind family members, including his new bride. His service is pending family arrivals from overseas.


Kudos to George Steinbrenner for starting such a foundation, to the Yankees for following up on this and to Bowdoin College for their part in helping this family. In typical American style, as we’ve often seen, people don’t hesitate to step up and help when they see a need. There’s still a lot of good in this country, in spite of the bitterness brought on by others.

Our prayers go out to both families as they deal with their loss and the grief that follows.


(h/t to Terry)

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4 Responses to A Sunday Feel Good Story: New York Yankees

  1. Terry says:

    It did my heart good to read this.
    I’ll 2nd the Kudos for the Yanks and Bowdoin College. Thanks to them for “Stepping up to the plate” !

  2. Just Gene says:

    But the bastards never quit – they’re screaming why don’t the Yanks pay for the kids whose fathers were MURDERED by police.

  3. Clyde says:

    Good post. If leftist media and politicians would SCREAM with outrage when THESE things happen, instead of the OTHER way around, maybe we wouldn’t see as much of this VERY disturbing trend of first responders being attacked.

  4. Grouchy says:

    George Steinbrenner was an enigma, wrapped in a paradox, but with a heart of gold that lives on after him.
    “reverends” jesse jackson and al sharpton, along with jeremiah wright, cannot hold a candle to the torch Steinbrenner has left as his legacy.