Little League Ball to the Face Speaks to the Human Spirit!

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Tex Hollywood - August 9, 2022

There is a Little League viral video circulating from the Little League World Series, where an Oklahoma player gets a pitch to the head, connecting with his helmet, looking a lot worse than it probably was.

The Texas East pitcher who threw the rogue ball had what looked like a mini-breakdown on the mound, something that would have got him beat up in the locker room in my era, but with these softies, who don't believe in bullying, landed him a hug from the victim of the out of control pitch, telling him "you're doing great".

People are claiming this is good sportsmanship, it shows how kind and good people can be, even in competitive sports, but we have to remember this is little league and both player have plenty of time to grow up into assholes.

The internet loves these moving, emotional moments, especially in this era of inclusivity where we all deserve to win even when we lose, I guess it massages our tainted souls from all the porn we're exposed to.

I am not saying that the Oklahoma player didn't do a good thing by consoling his competitor, I am just saying that it's a little corny, but then again, so is little league.

When I was on a coed little league team because I didn't make the cut to be on the actual AA team, I got pitches to the the head, often from my own team, but that could be because I was the player who picked flowers while waiting in the outfield where they'd play me..

Either way, a nice moment in sport.

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