I missed this Rick Reilly piece a couple of weeks ago, so thanks to John Jobst for bringing it to my attention. It’s about a high school softball game in which one team was so dominant, and the other so new to the game that it had 16 players who never played before and a coach who had never even seen a softball game. The game ended in a forfeit, but not by the inferior team. The superior team, which hadn’t lost a game in two-and-a-half years, decided it would be better to spend the time teaching the other girls how to play the game.
I’d call this a story of true sportsmanship, but I’ve never heard of any team of men or boys doing anything like this. So call it sportswomanship. Remarkable.