Canadian native and Seattle Mariners pitcher James Paxton was minding his own business during the national anthem before a game on Thursday when a symbol of raw power and patriotism landed right on him.
We’re talking about a bald eagle and it was all caught on camera from start to finish.
We don’t think that’s how they drew it up in rehearsals… pic.twitter.com/aW8IGaNCVy
— FOX Sports North (@fsnorth) April 5, 2018
I’ve got to hand it to James Paxton. He maintained such a level of poise throughout the entire thing that I swelled up with even more pride for this beautiful country.
Just look at how he stands at attention with such reverence for this beautiful animal.
— Pike Parker (@PikeParker) April 5, 2018
This has got to be some of the most American footage we have to date. Put it right up there with that photo of the Marines propping up the American flag at Iwo Jima, video of the firemen raising the flag on top of the rubble after 9/11 and that depiction of Washington crossing the Delaware. It’s another great day to be an American.
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