In MLB, there usually isn’t any interaction between the two teams playing any given game.
However, in the spirit of the Little League World Series, which is being played right now, the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles made sure to greet the opposing team after their Sunday game in Williamsport.
“Gotta love the handshake line,” MLB’s official Twitter account wrote, with a video of the cool moment between the two AL East foes.
— MLB (@MLB) August 22, 2022
The Orioles mounted an eighth-inning rally and earned an important victory in their surprising quest for the postseason.
The Red Sox continue to suffer the effects of a decimated roster by injuries and poor construction.
Despite their different realities, it was cool to see the handshake line and the two rivals recognizing and greeting their foes.
Promoting The Values Of The Game
While not everybody is a fan of these initiatives, it’s good to promote that rivalries should stay on the field: off the field, they are all colleagues and people playing the same sport and chasing the same dreams.
The vast majority of fans, however, embrace these handshake lines and greetings between players.
“This would be cool to see at the end of each series throughout the season,” Twitter user @JimRileyLive tweeted.
This would be cool to see at the end of each series throughout the season.
— BALLCAP Sports (@JimRileyLive) August 22, 2022
It could be a nice move by MLB to do that after every series.
There is no downside, and a lot to win from it: it could promote the values of sportsmanship to young viewers.
Sports are the most amazing thing in the world, and one of the reasons is that they can teach us a lot of things that we can apply to real life.
Respect, recognition, and sportsmanship are just a few examples.