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Postby kaiser » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:49 pm

Just saw this and had to say something about it.

Braves SP Tim Hudson was pitching in the bottom of the 8th when the Mets' Eric Young Jr. hit a ground ball to 1B.

Hudson covered the bag, and as he took the throw from Freddie Freeman, Young's foot came down on the back of Hudson's leg/ankle, causing it to twist in a horrific manner. Hudson immediately dropped to the ground in agony.

Young immediately realized what had happened and did a U-turn straight back to Hudson. He was the first one to reach the Braves' pitcher, and put his hand down on Hudson's back to comfort him.

He then stayed there for the next ten minutes while the trainers worked on Huddy, and didn't leave the field until the cart took Hudson away, apologizing to Hudson again, even though the replays showed that it wasn't anyone's fault. When he finally left the field, you could see Young wiping tears from his eyes with the sleeve of his jersey.

With all the rotten things we've heard about some players this week, and for all the talk we've had about what is wrong with baseball, the way that Eric Young Jr. responded to this event tonight is a great example of the fact that there is a lot of good still present in the game.

This Braves fan just became a fan of Eric Young, Jr., and I wanted to make sure others knew about it.
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Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:17 pm

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Re: Here's baseball at its best...

Postby IonZephyr » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:02 am

nice read. thanks OP :)
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Postby AHF » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:23 am

Young did the classy thing with Hudson for sure. I think the vast majority of Atlanta fans really appreciated it. It made me feel better about a terrible situation for Huddy.
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Postby chargerss24 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:43 am

Thumbs up to you Eric Young, Jr. ;-D
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Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:12 pm

chargerss24 wrote:Thumbs up to you Eric Young, Jr. ;-D


edit: forgot to actually make a comment.

I agree, EY Jr showed genuine compassion and concern in that situation. As a human, its always nice to see the game take a backseat to such an ugly accident.
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Postby collective » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:14 pm

Just isn't baseball, they do the same thing in football when someone gets seriously hurt...
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Postby wingman3110 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:24 pm

Happens a lot in football and basketball too. Probably hockey as well, I just don't watch it. Athletes do have hearts and care about each other, they are a rare breed that's for sure.

Hudson is old anyways, it is Beachy time :-b
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Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:36 am

Probably has a lot to do with being around his father and learning how to play the game the correct game. Was very nice to see. ;-D
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Postby Y`s Guy » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:03 am

kaiser wrote:Just saw this and had to say something about it.

Braves SP Tim Hudson was pitching in the bottom of the 8th when the Mets' Eric Young Jr. hit a ground ball to 1B.

Hudson covered the bag, and as he took the throw from Freddie Freeman, Young's foot came down on the back of Hudson's leg/ankle, causing it to twist in a horrific manner. Hudson immediately dropped to the ground in agony.

Young immediately realized what had happened and did a U-turn straight back to Hudson. He was the first one to reach the Braves' pitcher, and put his hand down on Hudson's back to comfort him.

He then stayed there for the next ten minutes while the trainers worked on Huddy, and didn't leave the field until the cart took Hudson away, apologizing to Hudson again, even though the replays showed that it wasn't anyone's fault. When he finally left the field, you could see Young wiping tears from his eyes with the sleeve of his jersey.

With all the rotten things we've heard about some players this week, and for all the talk we've had about what is wrong with baseball, the way that Eric Young Jr. responded to this event tonight is a great example of the fact that there is a lot of good still present in the game.

This Braves fan just became a fan of Eric Young, Jr., and I wanted to make sure others knew about it.


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