The Reds pitched in this week to take care of a 6-year-old boy whose grandfather collapsed from an ultimately fatal heart attack during a game. The boy was cared for by players in the bullpen and the clubhouse until his parents got there. It's lovely that the little guy's sad experience wasn't compounded with a lonely wait in the security office or elsewhere. Instead, he'll remember that when it really mattered, an entire baseball team was there for him.
In a week when our trust in some baseball heroes slipped a notch lower (think Rafael Palmeiro), it's great to know that even in the midst of a game these players recognized what was really important and acted accordingly.