Originally written July 25, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
So, this morning Eric Young Jr. tweeted this about the unfortunate play that resulted in a broken ankle for Tim Hudson who is now out for the season: For ppl who think I would purposely try 2 hurt someone,& felt they needed to say that 2 me…I will continue 2 pray for u as well.#godbless — Eric Young Jr (@EYJr) July 25, 2013 Young isn’t really taking flak for this, is he? If you look at how the play developed (and Young’s subsequent reaction of devastation), it’s so blatantly clear there was nothing intentional about that. I’m sure it was mostly trolls looking to get a reaction and make Young feel worse than he already does, but anybody who wholeheartedly thinks he did that on purpose needs to get a clue. Although unfortunate to see happen as Hudson is definitely one of the more respectable guys in the game, at least it happened because Young was playing baseball the right way. The class that Young showed afterward was incredible to say the least, and it was a nice human moment....
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