THE STRIKE ZONE
Sometimes Sports, Sometimes Sportsmanship
The San Diego Padres did not have a good 2017 season. But even in the midst of a poor season, some players can keep things in perspective.
Take Erick Aybar, for example. During a game in September 2017 against the Dodgers at home, the Padres infielder was running towards the third base stands attempting to catch a fly ball. The ball landed well out of reach, but Aybar's momentum took him straight to the edge of the stands, where he encountered a young Padres fan.
So what did he do? He slowed up and hugged the kid.
And the kid hugged back!
Aybar was asked about it after the game, and he discussed how kids, especially kids that close to you during a game, are blessings. It's amazing how children can put things in perspective sometimes, right?
Kudos to you, Erick Aybar!