You can try to imagine being an Orioles baseball player -- as many of us sometimes do -- getting a late-inning, game-winning hit, as Sam Hulett's father did this week, and yet have no idea what that truly is like.
You can imagine being told that your young son has been struck by a car, as Oriole Tim Hulett and his wife Linda were this week, and be seized with the agony so strongly, you burst with salt tears yourself.
An entire team, an entire stadium, an entire city, a region was touched by the death of 6-year-old Samuel Wayne Hulett last Thursday. The boy died at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center from injuries he'd suffered the previous afternoon when he'd run into the street near his Cockeysville home and was struck by a car. The 30-year old driver, police said, was not at fault. You feel for her as for the Huletts. You also admire the Huletts for requesting, in the midst of their grief, that their son be kept on life-support to maintain his organs in the hope they could serve another child in need.