Friday, June 04, 2010

Imperfect Game, Perfect Role Model

Olbermann said, in discussing Selig's refusal to overturn the call, "Nobody wins here," which was by no means an unreasonable observation.

But I saw a winner. Perfect game or not, the grace and sportsmanship of Armando Galarraga was simply what the sport of baseball is all about. No foot-stamping, rage or claims of having been cheated, but calm satisfaction in a game well pitched and acceptance of the outcome. He not only directed no anger at the umpire, he expressed a measure of compassion for the guy who blew the call. Armando Galarraga showed what it is to be a man.

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