Asking the True Questions

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.

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Thats rough dude. The real question should be why aren't they wearing the little black shortie shorts?

Hart said...
9:34 AM  

This is exactly why Manny Ramirez doesn't leave the batters box until the ball lands over the fence. And everyone always bashes him. He is just protecting the Red Sox's investment in him.

JBILLS said...
9:51 AM  

It's bullshit you can use a pinch runner Gabe Kapler was on base and blew out his achilles when tony graffanino hit a HR vs Toronto and they put in a pinch runner for him and the runs all counted

That substitution was allowed under the Official Rules of Major League Baseball 5.10 (c), which reads: ''When an accident incapacitates a player or an umpire:

(1) If an accident to a runner is such as to prevent him from proceeding to a base to which he is entitled, as on a home run hit out of the playing field . . . a substitute runner shall be permitted to complete the play."

tmags said...
10:09 AM  

They should have got her some crutches or a wheel chair. Then it would be "fair" that she did it herself.

Manny should be using a segway don't leave any thing to chance.

Wes said...
10:12 AM  

apparently tony is stat boy

Simon said...
11:37 AM  

If by Stat Boy, you mean licks the grundle of the Laz Diaz.

JBills said...
1:52 PM  

My beautiful girlfriend who just so happens to be a future physical therapist explained to me that women are actually born pathetic and that rounding the bases is a common way for a woman to blow out her knee.

So, sorry girl for calling you in particular pathetic when it's not completely your fault.

Simon said...
9:30 AM  

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