OMAHA, Neb. — The word survival is kicked around quite a bit here, concerning baseball teams trying to extend their stays in the College World Series. It’s such a silly word to use, really.
Half a country away, in Bishopville, S.C., a grieving family laid a little boy to rest Sunday. Bayler Teal, just 7 years old, lost his fight with cancer Thursday.
And baseball teams are talking about living and dying with pitches?
“Life’s such a fragile thing,” South Carolina associate head coach Chad Holbrook said Sunday. “What you accomplish on the field is such a small part of the whole picture of life. When a 7-year-old kid loses his life, it just puts things in perspective.”