Diamond Patriotism

by NRO Staff

In San Diego:

The Padres will wear their camouflage uniforms Monday night for the opener of the three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park (7:05 p.m.; TV-4 San Diego). They also will provide two free tickets to all active, retired and veteran military (with a military I.D. or Padres Veteran Appreciation card).

The Padres usually wear the Marine-inspired camouflage jerseys only on Sundays as a tribute to the military.

But at least one player requested that the uniforms be worn Monday night to honor the military in the wake of the slaying of Osama Bin Laden and to recognize the on-going war against terrorism.

There could be a moment of silence to honor the military personnel who have given up their lives in the pursuit of terrorists.

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