On Friday’s show we talked about a Minnesota high school baseball player who gets the import of sports. He also gets priorities even better.
This kid was a pitcher and his 3 hit shutout was about to propel his team into the state playoff quarter finals. It was a huge moment. There was one out to get. He got it on a called third strike as the opposing batter watched the ball split the strike zone without a swing.
The pitcher’s teammates began the celebration. The pitcher didn’t. There was something more important to do. Instead of clutching the catcher as most would expect, this pitcher went to the batter’s box.
The batter he struck out to advance his high school team was a longtime friend. They had played together on teams since Little League. His victory was at his friend’s expense. Ty Koehn hugged his friend. That friendship was more important.
My guess is that friend celebrated for Ty as well. It’s what sport begs us to do.