5/09/2008

Sports[wo]manship

via Fox News:
Opponents carry injured home-run hitter around bases

Firstly, it is an odd occurrance for me to turn to mainstream news, especially Fox News. Secondly, it's strange to have a strong emotional reaction other than disgust, dismay, or despair, but this is something else.

Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University scored her first home run ever and then majorly fucked up her knee rounding first. Unable to get up, she could be replaced by another runner, but then the homerun wouldn't count. Rather than muse at such luck, two girls from the opponent team carried Tucholsky around the bases so her homerun would count, thusly eliminating themselves from the playoffs.

I actually welled up reading the full story. le sigh.

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