Thursday, May 01, 2008
Over the weekend a Western Oregon player Sara Tucholsky hit the first home run of her entire career and somehow made national headlines. How? Well rounding first base as the ball went over the fence she injured herself, and couldn't muster the effort to get around the bases herself. Obviously in baseball or softball you can't help your teammates round the bases so the Western Oregon players didn't, rather her opponents from Central Washington carried her from base to base.
Many people are questioning if this is actual sportsmanship. Or what would have happened during a mens game. Would the team just have said, "Hmm that sucks for you, nice 400 foot single, enjoy your pinch runner." To me? It's a frigging sappy softball game and it was probably the right thing to do or the compassionate thing to do.
But here are the true questions. A) How the hell do you blow out your knee rounding the bases? Have you never watched anyone hit a home run before? Even if you sprinted around the bases and missed 1st and stopped how the hell do you blow out your ACL? That seems kind of pathetic. B) Is it that hard to drag yourself around the bases? Seriously if I hit a god damn homer and I pathetically blew out my knee, I'd tell the friggin paramedics to meet me at home plate after I dragged myself from base to base. hell the softball base paths are even shorter than the baseball ones.