Tanner Roark consoling Yasiel Puig after Puig's error is one of the best 'good teammate' moments of the season
Few moments on the baseball diamond feel as lonely or crushing as when something goes wrong. A pitcher misplaces a fastball, a fielder makes a throwing error or, in the case of
With the game tied, 1-1, in the top of the fifth,
Puig was upset, as you'd be if you had that happen to you after taking a chance in right field. Roark, who wound up taking the loss on the evening, exhibited a perfect moment of sportsmanship and, frankly, what it means to be a teammate by consoling Puig in the dugout after the play.
When your teammate is down, you pick him up. pic.twitter.com/6fmhIuNQXG— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 25, 2019
That right there, folks, is how it's done. Things will not go your way every time in anything -- life, baseball, anything -- but why get upset? And if somebody else's mistake affects you in the way Roark's evening was affected by Puig's misplay, showing this kind of "No sweat, we'll get 'em next time" attitude goes a long way.