Watch A Baseball Player Nicknamed “Spider-Man” Save A Comic Book Executive’s Sunglasses
Sometimes, weird, random circumstances come together seamlessly in a way that makes you say, "Wow, that's almost too perfect." This, we believe, is just such a moment. It started with a routine play in a recent Yankees-Angels game, when Torii Hunter caught a ball off Nick Swisher's bat on the warning track. Apparently, in the excitement of having a ball - that probably looked like a home run at first - fly right at him, one fan's sunglasses fell onto the field.
Hunter, though, was a solid citizen, and returned the sunglasses to the fan. The fan was grateful enough that he offered Hunter a tip for his troubles. Hunter (who's made almost $100 million over his career before this season, and has $36 million more coming his way over 2011 and '12) was amused, but declined. You know, one of those classic "fun player/fan interaction" moments you see sometimes. Video:
But it gets better. Hunter, as you may know, is sometimes called "Spider-Man" due to his famous (earlier-career) ability to make spectacular, leaping, wall-scaling catches. And the guy whose sunglasses Spider-Man saved: they belonged to John Rood, an executive VP of sales...at a comic book company. DC Comics, to be exact: the only way to make the coincidence better would be if Rood worked for Marvel (which actually publishes Spider-Man comics). As it is, a fine - nay, heart-warming - example of reaching across corporate lines to show kindness to your fellow man. A shining example for us all.
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