Perhaps the most motivating speech of all-time is when Rocky Balboa tells his son, “It’s not how many times you’re hit, it’s how hard you can get hit and keep getting up.” Not many walked away from that scene without a few less tears at their pity party. Yet, from boxing to surfing, nothing can lay out the dreams of an athlete like the blow of an injury. For some it has meant the end of their career, for others is has been the inspiration to push that much harder. Overcoming the odds is exactly what sporting is all about, and these men and women show us exactly how it’s done. When push comes to shove, there’s no crying in baseball…or anywhere else.