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Get Motivated: One of the Most Inspirational Home Runs Ever

I am not usually moved by sports stories. Something about overpaid men getting overly emotional just doesn't do it for me.

This next one serves as an exception. Maybe I'm overly emotional, but this story truly demonstrates ultimate sportsmanship during a Western Oregon and Central Washington softball girls game — I'm not kidding, I literally got tears in my eyes. Watch the story below and try to tell me if it doesn't inspire you athletically and personally.

Pretty great, right? Oh, how I love feel-good story, especially when it's related to women and exercise!

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MsYuppieScum MsYuppieScum 9 years
Fit, that was awesome! I love stories like that. Thanks for sharing.
okmaebe okmaebe 9 years
I'm another crier. *grin* Thanks! Didn't think it'd get me, but it did.
iamvictorious iamvictorious 9 years
Great story! Thanks for sharing.
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
Tidal - two members of the opposing team requested to be able to carry her around the bases so her home run would count. This is a great story. It goes to show the selflessness of those Central players. I think to me it wasn't so much that they helped her out like that, but that afterwards they returned to their team with no expectation. They did it purely because it was the right thing to do.
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 9 years
What an awesome story. I'm totally crying right now.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I love this story, but then again these are two teams that I always competeted against when I was in college.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Summary? All i could watch is she made a home run then injured herself.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Awesome story!
taratootie taratootie 9 years
That damn background music got me!!!
hex913 hex913 9 years
I had heard about this story last week and it brought a tear to my eye then, but actually seeing it made it that much more emotional. It's amazing when people are willing to put their comeptitive spirit aside for one moment to help the other team.
RyanRachelFan RyanRachelFan 9 years
By 'changed' I mean 'saved'
RyanRachelFan RyanRachelFan 9 years
I must be really cold on the inside or either I just don´t get it, because this was a little too... sacred for my taste. What with the music in the background and people crying like someone´s life had been changed. I´m not American, maybe that plays a part?? But it was a sweet story...
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Can i have a summary?
doogirl doogirl 9 years
WOMEN SO RULE!!! Best sports story ever!
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
Dang-diddly-ang it! I sobbed! WOMEN RULE!
Kate-Marie Kate-Marie 9 years
Wow, how amazing. I wasn't expecting to cry, but I did!
kia kia 9 years
Women are awesome. It seems more often we care more about these journeys rather than the finish line and I love that.
psychobabble psychobabble 9 years
I'm totally blubbering over that, so inspirational
MindayH MindayH 9 years
sports stories always make me cry. I am so soft
Casasailer Casasailer 9 years
um yea..i just cried too. Pretty awesome.
Sexymixer Sexymixer 9 years
You said it was going to bring a tear to our eye, and I'm like "Whatever!" Umm...I AM misty eyed right now. That was pretty good. Thanks!
acy acy 9 years
WAUW. that was amazing. true sportsmanship right there. thank you so much for sharing this :)
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