Taking one for the team!!

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
June 24, 2007 7:06am CST
My daughter is 12 years old and she plays fast pitch softball. She has dwarfism and is not even 4 foot so her strike zone is very small. She has gotten hit a few times by the ball but it has all been ok. Yesterday during a game she got hit pretty hard. Now one of my rules is you don't cry during games because I really hate when girls are emotional over games and you spend more time wiping tears then playing the game. Well the hit she took yesterday caused all the fans for both teams to gasp. The sound of the thud echoed. She limped to first base but did not shed a tear even though I could tell she wanted to. The coach ran from where he was on third base over to first and put his arm around her which I knew was making it hard for her not to burst into tears. He put his arm around her and walked with her. She was a trooper and the entire place cheered when she took her place back on first base. After the game we were headed to the car and the pitcher from the other team ran up and grabbed her. She told her she was so sorry for hitting her. My daughter smiled and told her it was ok. The little girl looked like she was about to cry herself. I put my arm around her and told her it was all part of the game and not to worry. Then I told her besides when she gets hit she gets an ice cream cone. The little girl and her mom both laughed. I just thought it was so sweet she came up and told her she was sorry. Well as for my daughter she has a really big bruise and a little bit of swelling but she is excited to go back at it today to finish off the tournament.
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@castleghost (1304)
• United States
24 Jun 07
It sounds like you have raised a remarkable daughter. I have been hit my a baseball before and I know how much it hurts so I can understand how hard it must have been for her not to cry. She definitely deserves her ice cream cone. I also think that it was very nice how the pitcher apologize and your daughter didn't hesitate to accept her apology.
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@AmbiePam (49077)
• United States
24 Jun 07
That is so nice. I'm glad to see sportsmanship is not lost completely these days. I hope your daughter did well in the final day of the tournament. It sounds like you have two daughters you are really proud of, and rightly so.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
24 Jun 07
That was a very sweet thing that the pitcer from the other team to come and say she was sorry. That doesn't usually happen. I have 2 granddaughter that play softball and. They have rough time of it because they are trying to listen to the coach and parents keep telling them what to do then get mad when they don't listen to them. You should be very proud of your daughter for not crying and makinga big fuss. she must be very strong emotionally.