May 2, 2008

Diamonds and gems

Ack. Another feel-good story -- my second of the day. Sorry, I don't know what's come over me.

But this one was too good to pass up -- a much-needed counterpoint to all of the unseemly off-the-field sports news the last few weeks: y'know, like Roger Clemens, Hall of Fame ManWhore; track star Tim Montgomery's stunning fall from grace; the LSU quarterback getting kicked off the team and that kinda stuff.

So here's an item about an impressive display of sportsmanship -- maybe sportswomanship? -- by the softball players at Central Washington University (the school's tagline, in case you're wondering: Your future is Central). After an opposing player hit a home run but hurt herself rounding first base, two CWU players picked her up and carried her around the bases, ensuring her run would count. This despite the fact that the home run meant CWU was going to lose the game.

I don't want this to be all bread and roses, so I'll just say I think it's a little goofy to get injured during your home-run trot. Aside from that, this story made me smile.

Jeez, I hope I see some news I can make snarky comments about. And soon!


bugs said...

i like the use of the word SNARKY

Laura said...

I love this story. When I first read it at my desk at work, I got a little teary-eyed. I must have some weird hormone problem.

Your escalator operator said...

No, I think the story was actually intended to induce that kind of response.

JBhumitra said...

i totally cried and also thought i had a weird hormone problem.

Your escalator operator said...

Ah, the power of sports.