I haven't written an article in the ongoing Baseball is AWESOME series in a while. But today as I watch the tribute to Tanner Craswell and Mitch MacLean during the Blue Jays home opener against the Red Sox, I am once again reminded why Baseball is indeed awesome. For the past few days I have been discussing the problems with the Red Sox. Holes in the lineup, not enough starting pitching, shaky bullpen, Bobby the 5th is an idiot... blah, blah, blah. And after last night's loss it only got worse.
But listening to the tragedy (which I wrote about previously on my sister blog) that befell these young players and their families, helps put everything in perspective. We watch these games to entertain us. It's really not life and death. What happened to these boys and their friend Tabitha Steeple, as well as Shanya Conway who survived the ordeal but has to live with what she witnessed the rest of her life, is.
It sometimes takes a meaningless baseball game to remind oneself what truly is and isn't important.