Logan Morrison burst on to the scene with his solid 2010 rookie campaign for the Florida Marlins, which included a bloop single off Matt Cain of my beloved Giants for his first major league hit (hey, they all go as line drives in the book, right?). So, the kid has talent; we know that. But what separates the men from the boys is heart and Logan’s got that, too.
This month, Morrison spent time visiting the troops in Germany and Southwest Asia as a part of the partnership between the Marlins and AFE (Armed Forces Entertainment). There, he was able to hang out with the troops, sign some autographs, visit wounded Soldiers in the hospital and hold a couple of baseball clinics for local youth. Said Morrison about the trip, “It’s been awesome. I can’t explain how life-changing this has been. You get to see guys away from their families. You’d see the smiles on their faces. They are thankful that we came out, but it’s the least we can do. We should do this more often, because we’re doing something special.”
Logan’s right. Professional athletes should take more time out of their off-season schedules and encourage their franchises to make outreach like this a priority. Fans, as well as those affected, very much appreciate it.
Because of his overseas visit (and his awesome camouflage Marlins’ hat, which can be seen on the MLB.com’s article below), we award Mr. Morrison a Gold Star and hope he continues to rake the ball for the Marlins, as well as continues to make a difference in our community. Thanks, Logan!
More information on LoMo’s visit can be found at: