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 palmbeachpost.com:
“It wasn’t that serious,’’ he said. “But the car upside down and the way it landed, the two older ladies were pretty lucky.’’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.
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.’’
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