Unbelievable story about a young woman who hits her first homerun and gets hurt while running the bases. But with the help of the OTHER team, she is able to complete her home run "trot". [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
You're probably right, Peter. Men seem to lack that same compassion. If it were a male team, I wouldn't be surprised if the first baseman would have tripped the person as they were rounding first, let alone help them round the bases.
I played rugby for over 20 years, compassion for injured players was not high on your list, in fact if anything injuring another player usually got pats on the back. I remember one match I was running across to tackle a very tall second rower, as I went into hit him another player took out his legs and he kind of twisted and fell. Unfortunately for him this kind of simultaneously happen as I hit him. Apparently I managed to break a few of his ribs as the act of falling and twisting seemed to make my impact far worse.
You should have seen my team mates congratulate me for the heavy hit on the guy.
I guess the more modern Australian cricketer is far more sportsman like. I grew up watching Geoff Thompson arguably the most frightening bowler the game has ever seen. If he hit a batsman he would first look at the spot where he bowled the ball and go back to his mark and impatiently wait for the batsman to get back up for another shot !
I will say that the Australian cricketers are not much better with their niggling tactics on the field.