It was supposed to be a simple outing at a Spokane Indians minor league game for 4 year-old twin sisters, Gracie and Ruby Weichman, but it turned into so much more. After the two girls won Monday night's paper-toss contest during the fourth-inning, their real prize was seeing their father, Sgt. Chris Weichman-- who had just returned home from his third tour in Afghanistan that morning-- walking towards them.
Sgt. Weichman hadn't seen his family for six months.
After Weichman stepped out of the Indians dugout, he dropped to his knees while his daughters raced across the field to hug him. As the tear-filled soldier embraced his twins and wife, the crowd of 4,000 gave the family a rousing standing ovation.
If that image doesn't put sports into perspective, nothing will.
The Indians, a Class-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, defeated the Yakima Bears, 1-0.
You tell me who the real winners are