Friday, August 05, 2005

Cincinnati Reds Are a Class Team

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.

7 Comments:

Blogger Cathy said...

As you stated, with all the trouble professional baseball has been facing, it is nice to read about things that truly matter- taking care of this little boy.

Thanks for the heads up, I'm in the Cincinnati area but I stopped being a fan after the first strike...

5:33 AM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Laura:

For another baseball story, take a look at my blog, http://www.ugleenakedguy.blogspot.com, to see my take on the announcer who is in trouble for calling Giants players, "Caribbean".

12:03 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Glad you enjoyed this nice story, Cathy. Please stop by again soon!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'll head over to Ugly Naked Guy right now! (How did you come up with that handle, anyway?! Grin!)

1:04 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Laura:

I am sorry. I am on a roll and now you have to see my second post on the same article. Thanks.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

You've written some great stuff about this! The "Cream of Wheat" brouhaha is too, too funny!!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Thanks for checking out what I wrote. When one of the kids asked who I was writing that for yesterday, she said, "himself". Hey, did you see that blogger now makes it easy to add pictures to your posts? It was really easy.

4:39 PM  

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