Nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, who was shot and killed in the shooting spree in Tucson, was the granddaughter of former Phillies, Yankees and Mets manager and major-league pitcher Dallas Green.
The Phillies, who won the World Series with Green as manager in 1980, on Sunday issued this statement:
"The Phillies organization expresses our heartfelt condolences to Dallas and Sylvia and the entire Green family on the senseless, tragic loss of Christina's life. She was a talented young girl with a bright promising future. Her untimely death weighs heavily on our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by yesterday's horrific shooting."Christina-Taylor's father, John, is a scout for the Dodgers. Here is a story about the girl, who was born the day of the September 11 terrorist attacks and was an aspiring politician who went to the political event with a neighbor. The neighbor was shot four times and is in citical condition.
-- David Andriesen