October 14, 2011

Why Ernie Johnson's Missing the Playoffs: TBS sports announcer Ernie Johnson, Jr., is missing the baseball playoffs to be at the bedside of his hospitalized son. Michael Johnson, 24, is afflicted with muscular dystrophy and currently battling pneumonia. He was adopted from a Romanian orphanage in 1991. Ernie Johnson said, "My wife's a gem and called from Bucharest and said, 'I saw a child today, and he's so much more than we can handle. But I can't go through the rest of my life wondering whatever happened to that kid.'"

posted by rcade to baseball at 02:48 PM - 4 comments

Wow. I already liked the guy, but just wow. Hope I can be that brave some day.

posted by yerfatma at 01:59 PM on October 14, 2011

Good for him for recognizing remembering what's important in life.

posted by bperk at 02:26 PM on October 14, 2011

and he's so much more than we can handle.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, I really don't think so. It looks like you're doing just fine here. We now know that 'that kid' wound up in a loving, caring family. My prayers are with you.

posted by Howard_T at 03:18 PM on October 14, 2011

That's one lucky kid. That's real courage. Would I be so generous?

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 05:31 PM on October 14, 2011

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