Losing a deciding playoff game is one of the worst feelings an athlete can have. For Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings, it was a moment he’d like to forget.
With just a few ticks remaining on the clock he hooked a 27-yard field goal wide left, and the Vikings were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs (Editor’s Note: As a Vikings fan, we should have seen this coming. Please continue). After that mishap, several members of the Los Angeles Dodgers reached out to Blair Walsh to offer their support via social media.
Broadcaster, and former player, Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) posted this poignant quote from President Theodore Roosevelt:
— Jerry Hairston, Jr. (@TheRealJHair) January 11, 2016
Catcher A.J. Ellis (@AJEllis17) saw what his fellow Dodger had tweeted, and he sent his support along:
— AJ Ellis (@AJEllis17) January 11, 2016
It’s always fantastic to see athletes reach out to other athletes during situations like this. There’s a bond, a brotherhood in fact, that builds between commonalities. At a moment in his career when he was probably feeling low, several Dodgers reached out in various ways to try and lend their support. It was a heartwarming gesture.