“I’m just one guy that got injured. A lot of guys got killed,” Bailey said. “But the big thing is that they honor the families — because that’s who really goes through hell.”
Bailey said he was grateful to the Yankees for the opportunity to recognize the families of the wounded, those who don’t sign up to go to war but are nevertheless thrust into a potential lifetime battle.
“It’s a real honor they bestow on the families to bring ‘em out and put them on the field and give people a chance to realize how much the families…the trials and stresses they go through,” he said. “You get wounded, you’re just wounded. You’re just another guy that’s got an issue – an arm, leg, eyesight whatever.”