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.

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