"He is the Francis Scott Key of baseball, and whatever you can do to preserve his memory and legacy, it's definitely something baseball fans should get involved with."
That's what Los Angeles Dodgers team historian Mark Langill told me last week in response to a growing movement by fans who want to preserve and honor the dilapidated grave site of Jack Norworth, the man who composed the words to baseball's national anthem, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," in 1908.
See, I'd written a follow-up article after AOL News published my piece on Norworth's weather-beaten marker at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, just a few minutes from Angel Stadium.
J.P. Myers, a 47-year-old blood courier from Diamond Bar, formed a Facebook page devoted to honoring the man who penned an American classic.
Myers' "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Monument for Jack Norworth page on Facebook quickly attracted hundreds of members. He reached out to the media, sending e-mails to various newspapers and broadcasters.