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[Good Sportsmanship]This is what sports should be about.

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by ApolloSmileGirl, May 1, 2008.

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  1. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    [link=http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/05/01/softball-player-hits-home-run-injures-knee-opponents-carry-her/]Softball Player Hits Home Run, Injures Knee, Opponents Carry Her Around Bases[/link]
     
  2. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yep good sportsmanship. They had a big article in the Oregonian about it. Just a freak injury, trying to cut back to first because she missed it.
     
  3. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral VIP star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, that's good stuff. It's what sports (especially at the college level) are supposed to be about: learning experiences that can be applied later in life. Taking time away from your self to help someone achieve what they've earned but can no longer get on their own is one such lesson.

    And to the guy quoted in the article
    Bad analogy. A homerun and a playing streaking for a touchdown are vastly, vastly different things.
     
  4. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Agreed, this is a great story.

    And a better analogy would be a lot more simple: could you imagine MLB players doing this in the same situation? I certainly couldn't.
     
  5. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It wouldn't matter in MLB, at least score-wise, because the umps hopefully wouldn't have screwed up the sub running call and let them hit all 4 bases. :p (See [link=http://www.komotv.com/news/18413159.html]here[/link].)

    But a nice moment for everyone involved.
     
  6. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is the sort of thing that heralds back to the supposed glory days of sport and amateurism, and is a refreshing change from a lot of the negatives that we consistently here about sport. It shouldn't be, however, considered or pushed to be the standards in all sport however.
     
  7. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Why not?:confused:
     
  8. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=_zi0_LjHHN4

    I watched it live at the age of 10. Unforgettable. It wasn't another competitor who helped him along, but this was the first thing I thought of when I read the current story.
     
  9. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Why did they have to take that story and bring up the whole men issue? They take a beautiful moment in sport and bring it down. This isn't an issue of male or female, it's a moment of compassion for your fellow human being.

    Gotta love the media. [face_plain]
     
  10. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    That really is a special story
     
  11. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I guess that incidents such as this help make people realise that sport isn't all drug cheats and gambling and all those bad things often connected with sport. If it becomes the norm, we have nothing extraordinary to remind everyone of what makes sport great.
     
  12. Onoto

    Onoto Jedi Knight star 5

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    Okay. I'd still think that it would be nicer for the world to be a better place, regardless of how extraordinary the goodness is, but I understand your point.
     
  13. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    lol, i just realized that it was my alma mater's team that carried the opposing player across home plate. i still work here at the cwu library. apparently this is like national news and someone here at work just now told me about it.
     
  14. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Here's the [link=http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?videoId=3380875&categoryId=2378529]ESPN Video[/link] on the story, with interviews with the girls and video of them carrying the player around the bases. Its an outstanidng piece, very moving.
     
  15. George_Roper

    George_Roper Jedi Knight star 7

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    Out of curiosity, what inning was it and what was the score?
     
  16. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    It was the final inning, and her homerun was the game winner. She just had to touch the bases, which she couldn't do on her own.
     
  17. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Ahh, they should have made her crawl around the bases.:p
     
  18. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Or used a substitute runner. :p
     
  19. George_Roper

    George_Roper Jedi Knight star 7

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    when she came to the plate in the top of the second inning of the second game with two runners on base and the game still scoreless

    ^Found that after I posted. 2nd inning. It was 0-0 at the time and ended 4-2 so her run was the winning run. The other team had just beaten them 8-1 to move 2 games ahead of them so maybe that played a part in their thinking.

    I agree that she should have crawled if she really wanted it. :p
     
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