“The Heart of Sports” is a weekly column that curates the stories, pictures and moments that provide a window into the beating heart of sports:
- The father-son bonds forged in sport.
- The tender moments among teammates or competitors.
- The thrilling moments from your childhood that you never forget.
- The surprising moments that make us smile or gape in awe
It’s why we watch. It’s why we play.
It’s the stuff that rises up out of sports and settles down into us.
This week’s Heart of Sports comes out of MLB. When the Yankees took on the Indians, the game pitted a pair of former teammates and good friends against each other: Cleveland’s superstar shortstop, Francisco Lindor, and the Yankees out-of-nowhere clutch defensive whiz third baseman, Gio Urshela. Urshela came up in the Indians organization and had the proverbial “cup of coffee” with the Indians, where he and Lindor manned the left side of the infield. They’re on opposing teams now, which led to some playful shenanigans during a recent game:
It’s cool to see players like Lindor and Urshela having fun. 😂😁pic.twitter.com/zn1wPAulFa
— Chris Dixon (@cdixon25) June 8, 2019
Photo Credit: Associated Press/File
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