Sunday, May 04, 2008


Stories likes this, should be collated and given to every professional sportsman, or women. It reminded me about what sport is all about.
With two runners on base and a strike against her, Sara Tucholsky of Western Oregon University uncorked her best swing and did something she had never done, in high school or college. Her first home run cleared the center-field fence. But it appeared to be the shortest of dreams come true when she missed first base, started back to tag it and collapsed with a knee injury.
Given the rules, she would be out if her teammates assisted her (and a replacement runner, would reduce it to a single). What happened next was:
members of the Central Washington University softball team stunned spectators by carrying Tucholsky around the bases Saturday so the three-run homer would count — an act that contributed to their own elimination from the playoffs.
I'm sure we could find many more stories like this, the Sydney Morning Herald occasionally prints a few in "The Fitz Files" (in the sports section).

Updated: Here's a link about this story from the New York Times. (including a video).

Other links:
The Wall St Journal writes about eating our national emblem.

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