I hope managers and front offices around the country and in other sports are considering the atmosphere they create around and within their teams. Recently we had a regional scandal with a college recruiting professional being named as the team pimp and I can't say how sad I find that as a commentary on our culture.
So a special thanks to players who share their sorrows and joys with us. Let us honor their wives and children and the sacrifice that they make to support their champions' careers. Thanks for teammates who play their hearts out until the final out. Let us rejoice that we have a classy and talented group that we can celebrate.