As a Veteran that was at Walter Reed in 2005 (sadly before the Sox started doing this) I really enjoyed this article. Most of the visits you get there are politicians who are there more for the cameras they bring along than the troops. Having a down-to-Earth star pitcher like Mark swing by for a vist must have been awesome. I even have to give some props to Linebrink for starting the tradition. I wish Gonzalez would have mentioned the other players that went. I'm choosing to believe that Q and Che were in the crowd. I'm also choosing to believe Che was so broken up about the experience, he had to sit and let Omar play. Now I even feel better about last night's game. Great piece.