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Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:01 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 3:34 pm
By Matt Snyder

We have to write about players for bad reasons -- suspensions for failing drug tests, arrests, etc. -- so it's fun when there is a reason to write something glowing about a player's off-field activity. And we have a great nugget on this Monday afternoon. Marlins catcher John Buck helped rescue two elderly women from an overturned vehicle late last week.

Buck reportedly arrived at the site of a car accident one minute after it happened near the Sawgrass Mall in Sunrise, Florida. He ran to the overturned car to help two others pull the two women from the car. From
“It wasn’t that serious,’’ he said. “But the car upside down and the way it landed, the two older ladies were pretty lucky.’’

Buck didn’t stick around too long – he was on his way to pick up his son from school.

“I pulled them out, then the police came, I gave my report and was like, ‘Guess my job’s over.’ So I took off.’’
Whether Buck thought it was serious or not is irrelevant. He rushed over to help a pair of elderly ladies who had just been in a car accident. Kudos to him for being a Good Samaritan and then staying humble about it afterward.

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Since: Jan 31, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:28 am

Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

Wouldn’t that be a humdinger if the two older ladies tested positive for PED's and HGH!

Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:31 pm

Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

Great save, John.  Of course, next week those same two old women will drive through the entrance to a MacDonald's and kill four bystanders.

Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:25 am

Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

It's a nice story. Too bad it has has to be pointed out that good deeds are a rare occurance!<br />

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 12, 2011 5:22 pm

Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

Cudos Mr Buck MLB needed a player doing the right thing this week as opposed to the NL MVP.

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:56 pm

Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

I was in the same infant CPR class with John Buck and his wife. It was in KC and he showed up, did everything just like all the other folks. No ego, no goofing off. Not like that should be rewarded or commendable, but it's better than Xavier and Cinci b-ballers, and other athletes/celebs. Nice work on helping out!

Since: Jan 22, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 3:49 pm

Hero of the day: Marlins catcher John Buck

Even as a fan of an opposing team of Mr. Buck's Marlins. I have to say I am very pleased in how he acted during such a situation. In a world, where bad headlines are everywhere. It is refreshing to see people like John Buck take out time to help some elderly ladies who appearently couldn't help themselves. It does a heart good to see stories like these instead of the ones that make you depressed.

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