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The Profit of Kindness by Jill Lublin

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Chapter 4~Patience

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

— Buddha

When one thinks of patience, major league sports fans do not come to mind, especially when their team is losing. Imagine now what it was like to be a Detroit Tigers fan in 2010, witnessing pitcher Armando Galarraga being robbed of his perfect game—one of the most sacrosanct feats in all of sports—thanks to a bad call by umpire Jim Joyce. However, it wasn’t the missed call, dubbed the worst call of the ump’s decades-long career, that people still remember most; it’s how both men chose to respond to the media frenzy.

After Joyce reviewed the replay, he knew he had botched the call, publicly ...

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