Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Good News Wednesday V - the maybe, just maybe, we'll be okay after all edition

The second "Good News Wednesday" story of the day.

This story brought a tear to my eye (and numerous others that I showed it to last weekend).

Interesting thing I didn't know about baseball/softball: If you injure yourself while running the bases after a home run and can no longer walk, your teammates cannot carry you home. If they touch you it's an automatic out. Your choices: crawl around the bases. Or call in a pinch runner to start at the base you last touched and the home run is nullified. Or, if you're playing against the greatest team ever (the Central Washington University female softball team), you get carried home by your opponent.

"Holtman and shortstop Liz Wallace put their arms under Tucholsky's legs, and she put her arms over their shoulders. The three headed around the base paths, stopping to let Tucholsky touch each base with her good leg."
"In the end, it is not about winning and losing so much," Holtman said. "It was about this girl. She hit it over the fence and was in pain, and she deserved a home run." (fox sports)

Maybe there is hope for man woman-kind after all. You guys rock.

1 comment:

jg3 said...

With all due respect, you're missing the point here.

The fact that this heart-warming story of humans putting aside their differences and coming together can only occur on a sports field is exactly the point. This proves that those people on opposite sides of, say, international politics or religious schisms could come together, they just don't.

Don't lose focus. Earth is indeed going nova, and humans not working together even though they could is a big part of the reason why.