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Sports fan or not, you need to watch this video. Sportsmanship at its best!

Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at 2:07 PM

Please be sure you watch past the first few scenes until you get to a girls college game.

If you are not moved by this, please check your pulse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocw-oD2p...


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I absolutely LOVE that story... I don't care much for sports, but that is THE definition of Sportsmanship!

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 3:03 PM

Thank you Steve for sharing that. I wonder how many coaches or players would do the same thing. That is exactly why sports are great for kids. It is a shame that we as adults get in the way of it all sometimes.

-- Posted by KParker on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 3:38 PM

It is strange, but I checked back in to see if anyone had seen it, and just thinking about the video as I read your comments and I get shivers. This REALLY IS the way it should be.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 3:43 PM

Fantastic....

Both teams won on this day.

-- Posted by cfder on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 5:37 PM

I heard about this on the radio last week. I meant to check for the video when I got home that night, but had totally forgotten about it by then. Thanks for posting the link. That is one of the best displays of sportsmanship that I have ever seen. Scratch that, it's THE best display of sportsmanship that I've ever seen. Moments like this are the stuff that great sports movies are (or at least should be) made of.

I think that even the fans won that day. After watching a game like that, I don't think that I could even go to another game because that would have made the rest of them worthless.

-- Posted by Thom on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 8:18 PM

Wow. Thanks for posting that. Absolutely incredible.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 9:48 PM

My husband told me about this the other day. We weren't sure if there was a video of the incident.

I only hope that my boys show respect and great sportsmanship like those girls did.

Thanks for sharing that video!

-- Posted by Mary on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 10:06 PM

Awesome story. We should show that type of sportsmanship in our daily lives!

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 11:49 PM

Awwww, I can't watch it. Filters...Someone please explain what happened!!

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 7:41 AM

Get a new computer for this one!

Basically a young lady on the team is in her final year of competition in college and had never hit a home run.

As you can get, she did but injured herself as she round first base and had to crawl back to first. Her team could not help her and if she did not complete the bases, it would not be considered a home run.

A girl from the opposing team approached the umpire to see if it would count if SHE helped the girl. It would, so she and another girl carried the injured girl from base to base, touching each one until she got home.

It still brings out emotions in me. Try to get to another computer.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 8:10 AM

Did you notice at the end where it said, they reviewed the rules and it said, they could send in a pinch runner for the injured player?? LOL..

I'm glad they didn't know the proper rules, because we would have never heard this amazing story, had they did..

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 8:14 AM

I saw this on T.V. last week. I wonder how many coaches would allow their team to do this in today's win at all costs atmosphere. This is sportsmanship at its finest. I think we could all learn a lot from this display.

-- Posted by volfanatic on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 9:15 AM

From what I've heard, according to their rules, if they had sent in a pinch-runner it would have only been a single. Either way, this was a game that nobody in either dugout will ever forget.

-- Posted by Thom on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 1:36 PM

As a softball coach, I would only hope that my girls would show the same type of respect and sportsmanship,regardless of win or lose.it's just a game,but these girls truly have what it takes to be winners,no matter where they go in life.My hat is off to them!

-- Posted by shrtckt2003 on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 1:53 PM

This is such a wonderful story. Watching the video clip gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful display of sportsmanship. There were no loosers, only winners in this game. These young ladies learned a life lesson that will stay with them forever.

-- Posted by ohwell on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 9:30 PM

I think we've seen the "Sportspersons of the Year" winners.

I could have expected that sort of response from Little Leaguers but I'd grown too cynical to expect it from adults.

Thank goodness,I was wrong.

We should remember the next time we trash an opposing team (or umpires) that they *could* have the kind of character and appropriate priorities set here.

Thanks,steve,for sharing that.

It was way too good to miss.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, May 7, 2008, at 10:39 PM

Wow, that made me teary eyed. Little person with a Big Heart. Good video steve, Thanks.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Thu, May 8, 2008, at 10:12 AM

They should have called her OUT!!

-- Posted by seedsower on Mon, May 12, 2008, at 6:50 PM

Aside from wanting to create discussion, do you have another reason for saying that?

They followed the rules of the game, according to the officiating umpires.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 13, 2008, at 6:33 AM

Just clowning around Steve.

-- Posted by seedsower on Tue, May 13, 2008, at 6:19 PM

Sorry, sometimes I take this too seriously. :)

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, May 13, 2008, at 9:34 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.