Every once in a while, I'm reminded of what's truly great about baseball. One of those times happened yesterday when Chad Huffman stepped to the plate for his first big-league at-bat.
The 25-year-old Huffman, called up to take the spot of the injured Marcus Thames, legged out a slow groundball for his first big-league hit, hopefully the first of many. Aside from the happy grin the kid had on his face, the best thing was the jubilant reaction of his family, including his parents Debbie and Royce. I can't imagine what they must have been feeling, watching their kid playing in the big leagues for the New York Yankees. It must have been the most amazing feeling.
As a Yankees fan, it's easy to get caught up in wanting our team to dominate the sport. But yesterday, Huffman and his family reminded us what is really wonderful about baseball.