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Little Leaguer consoles pitcher after getting hit in the head.
VIDEO HERE (1:19 minutes)
I still want to know what the kid whispered to the pitcher
What he whispered..."Is that all you got? My little sister throws harder."
Could it be, "There's no crying in baseball"?
I applaud the sportsmanship of the batter. The pitcher, there's a kid being raised by a woman, no male role model in his life. Man-up son, sh** happens. After the game you check on him, make sure he's OK and let him know it wasn't intentional.
Anon@1:37: The little guy felt bad because he might've hurt somebody, and you're attributing that to not having a father in his home?I don't know about you but my father taught me that compassion is part of being a man. I'm glad he was my father and not you.
I never pitched in baseball, but I played catcher, in independent ball, and caught guys that could throw 90 mph. I never saw anyone get it in the head, but I saw a few get it in the side, and it definitely gets your attention. It appears to me that they kid was not showboating, but really cared about the pitcher, and wanted to console him. We sometimes forget that these Little League kids are still just kids, even if they have skills at levels above many high school players. To see a young man act with a level of character like that tells me that he has had some good role models and he is going to turn out just fine.
It must be dusty in here, I think I have a little something in my eye.
Suck it up and continue the game.
You know? Most typical "helicopter" parents would have called a lawyer and sued everyone in sight.
The batter may be a kid, but he is on his way to being a Man.
This is why I'll watch a lot full of kids playing ball and don't watch pros. This was Sportsmanship.
My son was 10 or so, and cried when his team WON the little league championship. Naturally, I was a bit confused. "Dad, those other kids are so sad!" he said. I told him it'd be ok, and it was. He's a strong young man right now, with a good heart, who doesn't remember that night.I do, though, and I'm damn proud of him for it.
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