Opinion

June 12, 2010 3:21 AM

Commentary: Armando Galarraga, an umpire and a life lesson

A few words about the things we seek from baseball. More than heroes, we seek examples, parables with which to teach our kids. Sports is, after all, an irresistible microcosm of life and its verities, an ongoing lesson in how to get a win and bear a loss, in the value of hard work and team work, in the importance of resilience and leadership, sacrifice and self-confidence.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

In Hiroshima, no expectation of apology from Obama 02:21

In Hiroshima, no expectation of apology from Obama

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance 01:29

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

Young Bradenton entrepeneurs discuss government's role in the economy 02:02

Young Bradenton entrepeneurs discuss government's role in the economy

Americans agree, it's time for Obama to visit Hiroshima 02:27

Americans agree, it's time for Obama to visit Hiroshima

Florida 6th Grader Wins National Geographic Bee 00:39

Florida 6th Grader Wins National Geographic Bee

TSA Administrator says airport security problems will be fixed 04:09

TSA Administrator says airport security problems will be fixed

A look back at Obama’s visit to Vietnam 01:58

A look back at Obama’s visit to Vietnam

Fast, long-term relief from opioid dependence? 00:41

Fast, long-term relief from opioid dependence?

President Obama lands in Vietnam 00:52

President Obama lands in Vietnam

How to safely watch wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains 06:23

How to safely watch wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains

USF professor explains why Florida is a swing state 01:37

USF professor explains why Florida is a swing state

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos