Is chivalry dead? Well, if what happened at the Chicago White Sox baseball game is any indicator, it may not be yet, but it just took a sucker punch to the gut.
As reported by the New York Daily News, “The catch of the day didn’t come on the field, but in the stands Sunday in Chicago. When White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers let his bat slip out of his hands in the second inning, it bounced off the top of the dugout and was heading straight towards a mother who was doing her best to protect her young daughter from the flying lumber. Luckily for mommy and daughter, Eileen Depesa was sitting one row in front of them and she barehanded the bat, keeping the tot from getting a nasty bump on the head.”
But, pay attention to the man who was sitting with Ms. Depesa in the video — that rascal ducked the flying bat — and then had the nerve to grab it from her.
To Ms. Depesa I render a hearty “Hooah” as a true Valkyrie, a strong woman of Sparta. To the fella sitting with her who ducked — dude, you are going to at least need an identity change and worst case scenario, never show you face at the White Sox ball park.
Wanna know the horrible direction in which this country may be headed? This video is an example. Funny, just as we are remembering the heroism and valor of those who bravely went into harm’s way to protect our freedoms, this happens. Thank God we do still have heroes who walk amongst us, not guys who duck.