Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 5/28/12
ST. LOUIS Its a little before 11 a.m. Sunday, and former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Al Hrabosky looks up from scanning a newspaper to remember sacrifice. Hes sitting in a booth high above home plate at Busch Stadium, and Cardinals pitchers take the field to stretch before their eventual 8-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Hes grateful for Memorial Day. Music plays over the stadiums loudspeakers as he talks, another days routine starting anew. Hrabosky, a former member of the reserves, is thankful to honor the servicemen and servicewomen throughout history who made his lifestyle possible. Its more than a day of remembrance, says Hrabosky, who joined the reserves at age 20 and played for the Cardinals from 1970 to 1977. We live in the greatest country in the world. These people have made their sacrifices, whether it was battling against communism now its terrorism. I wish at times more young people would understand how lucky they are to grow up in this country and live i...
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