Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The transplant took place in early December and both are doing well today. But that wasn't the only significant part of this piece. Rick and Dave Eckstein's two sisters and their father all have received transplants over the years. And they've all handled it with class.
Touching and heartwarming describe the feelings shown, but personal character stood out the most in this wonderful story.
We don't know if MLB Network will put the Bob Costas narrated piece up on their website, but if you have a DVR or can see Hot Stove on one of its replays over the next 15 hours--this is MUST SEE TV. The story airs at the bottom of the hour--31 minutes into the program.
And the story ends with Dave Eckstein mentioning how he just found out he's a perfect match for his sister, who is in the early stages of rejecting a kidney transplant from their mother in 1989.
Of course, Dave Eckstein can't wait to donate himself.
Character really does matter and this story was as good as it gets.
Photos shot off MLB Network