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Where Have All the Good Guys Gone in the Sports World?

By Gage Arnold On July - 17 - 2009

Today is July 16, the time is 10:55 PM in the Eastern Time Zone. After a long day of working 10 hours, I get home and, after a nice shower and meal, turn on ESPN News.

On the bottom line it is in fact flooded with "whether or not Manny will be booed in his return to Dodger Stadium," "David Beckham and Landon Donovan's continuing feud," and "an analysis of  where Allen Iverson will end up."

Now, to me, those headlines don't scream "Man am I glad to be playing in a team sport." They in fact scream "Man I sure do love me some me."

This has become a recurring theme in our sports world. An athlete is an essence taught to fend for himself and to get what he wants above anything else. Oh, and they can entertain the media with wittiness and humor and good charisma.

But if this is what our sports world has come to then we are completely missing the point!

I don't know about you, but as a child I grew up playing baseball. I loved baseball. I played it everyday and slowly I became better and better at it. While playing this little league baseball, the main goal that was always taught to us was to play as a "team." To play "together" as one who...

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