Feel good story of the day

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Silkcity19, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Silkcity19
    Offline

    Silkcity19 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    476
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    215
    Ratings:
    +71
  2. Anachronism
    Offline

    Anachronism BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,655
    Thanks Received:
    231
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Ratings:
    +231
    Great story. Nice to see this. Especially after the guy in New York got totally lambasted for turning the 3,000th hit ball back over to Jeter without thinking about the financial gain possible.
     
  3. strollingbones
    Offline

    strollingbones Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    Messages:
    65,657
    Thanks Received:
    15,627
    Trophy Points:
    2,190
    Location:
    chicken farm
    Ratings:
    +31,973
    how sweet there is a proud mom somewhere out there
     
  4. blastoff
    Offline

    blastoff Undocumented Reg. User

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    13,597
    Thanks Received:
    1,718
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    In a galaxy far far away...
    Ratings:
    +4,678
    Hey, don't forget Dad!!!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. blastoff
    Offline

    blastoff Undocumented Reg. User

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    13,597
    Thanks Received:
    1,718
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    In a galaxy far far away...
    Ratings:
    +4,678
    Here's a story of what you might call the exact opposite.

    Sitting in the stands along the 3rd base line in Wrigley Field several years ago. A foul ball flies in a row or so away and a young boy pretty much had his hands on it. Wow, a Cubs souvenir!!!

    Except a man who had also been going for it snatched the ball out of the kids hands and headed back to his nearby seat. The crowd didn't like it at all and started booing the guy. Undeterred, he just sat there admiring his new ball. The booing got louder...and louder. Then, a chant began..."Give the kid the ball, give the kid the ball..." And it got louder and louder. A few guys stood up and yelled things at the guy, I assume not nice things. Finally, the jerk felt intimidated enough and walked back and gave the kid the ball. The fans cheered. The idiot took a bow, and the booing began all over again only louder than before. About the 8th inning I noticed the guy left with a security escort. I hope it was because he was scared and thought he'd need protection out of the place.
     
  6. Anachronism
    Offline

    Anachronism BANNED

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,655
    Thanks Received:
    231
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Ratings:
    +231
    blastoff, about a month ago I saw a "highlight" on ESPN of a guy wrenching a ball out of the hands of a little (probably 6 or 7) year old girl at a game. It was obvious the player was tossing the ball to HER, and yet this middle-aged guy literally tears the ball out of her grasp. The girl just looks SHOCKED as she goes back up the steps to her seat. I don't know what the reprecussions might have been, except that this guy has a major league dose of bad Karma coming his way.

    I've caught balls and hockey pucks at games in the past. Generally I look around for some young person who is going to put a lot more value in that object than I will and pass it on. I've got a couple game balls/pucks at home already. I don't really need any more, and the kid is going to get a lot more out of it than I ever will.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page