“I was referring to his pitching ability and our ability to knock a ball out of the air with a thermal sight. The tank [M1A1 Abrams] can track multiple targets while moving in rough terrain at 50 miles an hour.”
Could they track something the size of a baseball then?
“They can track anything,” says Col. Tomko. “If it had heat, they can follow it and Halladay throws heat.”
Marine week “is about just showing America who we are.” Lt. Col. Tomko says. “Their [America’s] sons and daughters and how great they are. These are the kids who miss Christmas; these are the kids who don’t get to sit in baseball games while others do because they’re defending our country.”
There were 1000 Marines at Busch stadium on Tuesday night to celebrate Marine week.
“It’s a chance for these guys to come home and a see a game and have some sanity and enjoy themselves and breathe and not get shot at or IED’d.” Lt. Col. Tomko says. “It’s a chance for us to remember all of these guys around here in this area we’ve lost.”
Lt. Col. Tomko enjoys going to baseball games and says he never meant anything against Halladay or Philly fans, “The Marine core supports Major League Baseball to the Nth degree.”
Lt. Col. Tomko says there is something he would say to Philly fans if he was in the Fox Sports Midwest booth again tonight.
“Well, just tell them I’m looking forward to a Philadelphia Red Sox World Series,” says Lt. Col. Tomko.