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Baseball with class!

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As many of you know, I’m a diehard baseball fan.  I go to spring training in Tampa, Florida every year.  I was in Busch Stadium in St. Louis back in 1954 to see Stan “the Man” Musial hit five home runs on the same day in a double header. I’ll be in the new Yankee stadium in July.  And how about the moving story last week when Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was robbed of a no hitter by a bad call.  The umpire, once he reviewed the game film, apologized in tears.  Both pitcher and ump handled the whole mistake with real class.  You know, there is a rumor going around that everybody makes mistakes.  What matters is what you do after the mistake is made.  How we react to mistakes of someone else, especially when we are hurt, reveals us like an open book.  The Irish novelist James Joyce put it this way:  “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”

Now, how about the baseball play of the week?  It would be hard to top the run scored by a Fordum University player Brian Kownacki. He was a pinch hitter, and was hit by a pitch putting him on base. You will not believe how he scores.

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