THE STRIKE ZONE
Sometimes Sports, Sometimes Sportsmanship
Here's a cute story from the end of the 2017 MLB Regular Season...
As the Yankees were facing the Twins with only a few games left in the regular season, the Bronx Bombers went on a torrid run to sweep the three game series and flex their muscles against the team they would eventually defeat in the American League Wild Card game. In one instance, Didi Gregorius came to the plate and drilled a home run into the right field seats.
But what happened as Didi swung? His bat drop hit catcher Jason Castro.
So what did Didi do? He turned and apologized to Jason before trotting around the bases!
Imagine if the ball hadn't gone out of the park. Imagine if Didi's actions were the difference between hitting a single and a double. That's still a pretty classy move. Cheers to Didi for doing what was right: apologizing for an accident and instinctively knowing that human decency is more important than a trip around the bases.
Baseball player, umpire, coach, fan; professional musician; founder, President & CEO of The OSIP Foundation, Inc.