Get yourself a teammate like Sean Doolittle.
Due to the birth of his third child, Washington Nationals' co-closer Daniel Hudson missed Game 1 of the NLCS. Hudson found himself at the center of a national debate about whether or not he should have missed the game.
Doolittle had none of that.
After the Nationals' 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the NLCS, Doolittle responded to the criticism directed at his teammate.
“If your reaction to someone having a baby is anything other than, ‘Congratulations, I hope everybody’s healthy,’ you’re an [expletive],” Doolittle said.
In the face of criticism, Hudson prevailed with a strong-but-short performance in Game 2.
Just one day after his wife gave birth, Hudson came in to record the final two outs of the game. It took him only five pitches to get Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna out and earn the save.
Whether it's because of the co-closer system or the Nats' tight-knit locker room, all we know is that Doolittle has Hudson's back. Everybody could use a friend like that.
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