I opnce wrote a piece entitiled, "When Man Cries" which reflects on the very few and rare times that I have ever witness a man crying. It is in NO way a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength. What it takes for a man to cry is strength because otherwise he will be referred to as weak, sissy, and all of the things that some of you have said. I never seen a man actually sob, but I have seen a resistanct tear or two fall. I am not a man, but I feel that when a man does cry, he does it against his will. He fights it. He tries to hide it, but the fact that he does all that shows he has a fear of crying in the first place not too mention that it gives him a quality of humanity that each man needs. It shows compassion, love, and at times sadness and pain. I watched my father shed a couple tears the day his grandmother was put in the ground. I watched my brother cry when they told us that my father had died. I watched a father at a graduation ceremony drop a tear as his son who struggled so hard to make it through school finally made it. I seen a lot of people cry over the loss of lives on 9/11. When that hard knot forms in your throat and you find it hard to swallow, it must automatically trigger the tear ducts and the harder you try to fight it, the stronger it becomes. A sign of weakness? No way! It is more like a sign of strength. HOWEVER: There is one exception to the rule and that is "THERE IS NO CRYING IN BASEBALL"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!