“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 on-field displays of simple kindness and friendship
- The heart-stopping speeches from coaches.
- The thrilling moments from your childhood that you never forget.
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 column focuses on a simple act of kindness by Yankees backup catcher, Kyle Higashioka. After a recent game, he was being interviewed on the field by longtime Yankee beat reporter, Suzyn Waldman.
It was raining. And he reached over and held her umbrella over her, as she asked him questions:
Here’s Kyle Higashioka holding the umbrella for Suzyn during the post game interview. pic.twitter.com/Ryn8cHtQrL
— yanksradiobooth (@yanksradiobooth) April 20, 2019
It was a simple act. But meaningful.
As it turns out, what we do with an umbrella can say a lot about our character.
Photo Credit: Twitter (@yankeesradiobooth)
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