|Tony Stewart via flickr/AmyKay1974|
I was covering a minor-league championship on a night when I didn't have time to wait for players to get to the locker room for interviews following the game. As they lingered after the celebration was mostly over and my deadline quickly approached, I decided to go out onto the ice to talk to them.
You can probably imagine what happened next. I slipped and fell on my backside and the fans roared.
Fortunately, a very kind player named Joe Day skated over and helped me back on my feet. I tracked Joe down recently to thank him once again and he actually thanked me back for treating him well during his professional career.
For some reason, his email made me smile and think of Tony Stewart.