I did not see the Kevin Ware injury live. I was on a bus but as I was scrolling through Twitter, I had never seen the Twitterverse react to an injury like that before. I was curious about it and wanted to see what happened.
Unfortunately, it was one of those things where it was being debated whether or not a replay should be shown. Eventually, I did see it moments later and I nearly vomited on the bus.
An injury like that is something you never expect. After watching basketball for so many years, it had to be some kind of a freak injury. The leg just gave out and that’s that. At least, I hope that’s that.
I don’t want to find out that the cause of it was because of the shoe being poorly manufactured. I don’t want to find out that it was because the floor was elevated (which is something I have been against for a long time). I don’t want to hear any other reasons other than it was just a freak accident.
What really encourages me at least was the fact that players from both teams reacted like a brother had been shot. Sports is a battle and for the most part, it’s a battle of respect. You respect one another and you care for each other’s well-being even though you are opponents. The care in the eyes of the players, the coaches, that restored my pain a little knowing that the game was secondary.
I pray that Ware makes a full recovery. Injuries like this aren’t uncommon and people have been able to return to the sport because of it. I hope that happens here.
Later today I will be at the Coliseum for Opening Day (Night) for the Oakland A’s. I can’t believe baseball is actually here. In fact, last night’s opener kicked it off. The Astros have the best record in baseball right now? Crazy!
This will be my fifth straight Opening Day if memory serves me right. It’s a great tradition for me and it truly is a holiday to celebrate. It’s a beginning of a nice long journey with a conclusion that’s unknown. I love the A’s and this will be fun. I might tailgate. I might get on the big screen. Who knows? I am going to enjoy this!