Revealing some inspirational moments

Topped by the Jim Joyce-Armando Galarraga exchange, 2010 had its share of warmth

Originally Published: September 29, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Sure, cynicism is in vogue these days -- so much that it's easy to forget why we enjoy following baseball in the first place. Then one of those Kevin Costner cornfield moments comes along and puts it all back into focus.

Walk-off homers and dazzling debuts make for happy endings, but the best feel-good stories provide a touch of humanity that can't be celebrated with a shaving cream pie in the face. Sometimes it's less about baseball than about bonding with family, or achieving a personal ...

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