SB has been giving us topics of the week, to help us get through this sportless existence. This week the topic is sports moments that made you cry. So the question I have for you is simply what sports moments have made you cry. You can answer in the comments, or we can always use more fanposts, if you want to write about it in more detail.I’m not the crying type unless you put on the end of A Wonderful Life. “Look Daddy, teacher said when ever a bell rings an angel gets his wings”. And I’ve had the odd, sad moment dealing with my parents and their dementia.
The couple of sports moments that have caused me to tear up were:
John McDonald’s Father’s Day home run. It was just so perfect. It couldn’t have been scripted better. Then, when you find out about the relationship he and his father had, it makes it that much better. A meaningless home run (as far as winning or losing is concerned) in a game already long lost and yet it was just perfect (ok, if it was a walk-off game-winner it would have been perfect too, but if it hadn’t been a blowout John wouldn’t have been in the game.
We can relate to the emotions John had at that moment. It was beautiful and sad…