Originally Posted by laurence
Oh, for the record, Curt Schilling's World Series win with his ankle tendon staple gunned to his sock bleeding all over the mound was the most awesome performance I've seen in baseball in my short lifetime. Mental toughness defined.
They still suck, though.
Nope. Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 series when he could barely stand up, and was throwing up from a stomach virus. True grit.
Seriously, those were both superhuman (and possibly insane) examples of coming through in the face of massive adversity. Too bad I had to give up on baseball during the '95 strike. I couldn't name 5 active players anymore unless they have made Congressional testimonies recently. I used to love baseball (lifetime Dodgers fan), but the overwhelming greed on the part of the owners and players finally turned me off.
I still like minor league ball, though. Go Delmarva Shorebirds! (Single A Orioles farmclub).