Friday, May 9, 2008

Why Aren't We Carrying Each Other?

I am an athlete. I always have been. I always will be. I may be out of shape, at points. I may not always be on a team. But I am always an athlete. Being an athlete brings with it responsibility and loyalty. Being a part of a team teaches lessons that cannot be learned anywhere else and should be carried to every part of life. This story is incredible. Not because it was a home run. Not because it's about women succeeding in sports. But because it shows true sportsmanship and support for the team environment, even when it isn't your team.

Why aren't we carrying each other like this in our lives when another falls? Why aren't we stepping up for those in need, whether friend or foe or stranger? Why do we forget that, really, we're all on the same team, sometimes we just wear different uniforms?


OHmommy said...

".... A greater victory"

Sweet video.

I want my kids to be a part of a team. I valued my upbringing, always being busy with sports. So many important life lessons.

LaskiGal said...

Loved this! I saw them interviewed on Ellen and thought it was the coolest example of SPORTSMANSHIP I had seen in a very long time.

What a wonderful example!

Kelley said...

I think that we are finding a very different sort of team. In the interwebs.

That story was awesome.

HRD said...

we need more stories like this on the news!

Indy said...

Tears are flowing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.

LunaNik said...

How gay is it that that video clip totally made me cry.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

I saw an interview on Ellen with them. I thought it was waaay sweet. But I was irritated that the coach was yelling NOT to touch her because it would ruin the game! I thought that was a little rude to care more about the game then her own player

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