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Thursday, May 19, 2005

There's no CHOKING in baseball!

Dateline: Texas
Officials were called to a T-BALL game Monday Night after a coach, his second wife, his ex-wife, and her new husband had to DRAGGED OFF OF THE FIELD after they began choking each other DURING THE GAME. After police ESCORTED the four from the field, game play resumed.

Dateline: Texas
At tonight's softball game, our first baseman tagged a runner out, to which their first base coach told her "I'll have our girls hurt you for that, punk." The coach in question will be approached by our coaches with the player for an apology.

And we wonder how our society produces the likes of Latrel Sprewell, Pedro Martinez, and Ron Artest? Look no further than the little league diamonds, the softball dugouts, and the soccer fields of America. It's not the kids, but the overbearing parents hellbent on winning at any cost.

Somewhere tonight, there is a team raising money for their coaches' bail instead of new equipment. On the opposite side of town is a coach so indignant that harassing a seven year old for his team's failure is his only outlet.

6 Comments:

  • Tish,
    It is about time someone point out the extremes of society and it's deadly attitude towards "win at all cost". It is killing our kids, and eventually the repercussions will be devestating.
    It part of the problem we have in public (prison) schools...
    Ever notice how they are being built now- just like a prison dormatory- very few windows and a lot of concrete...

    By Blogger ikw3804, at 7:50 AM  

  • As a former long time little league and softball coach, I never had a problem with the kids, but I've been cussed, harassed on the phone, and threatened by parents. We once had to call for a police escort for an umpire during an 11-12 year old little league game. Parents waste alot of passion on things the kids don't even care about.

    By Blogger bornfool, at 9:53 AM  

  • No joke. I coached my son's team from the time he was 6 yrs old to 9. Some parents acted more childish than their kids I was coaching. Lord help us. :)

    By Blogger Mike, at 10:46 AM  

  • I once agreed to umpire a softball game when my daughter was on a local mixed gender league. Emphasis on once. What an excellent example parents are to their kids when they throw trash at game officials or opposing players. There is a bad parent gene out there somewhere, and then of course their kids grow up to be bad parents, too. ABANDON SHIP!!

    By Blogger Mustang, at 11:57 AM  

  • And they say that every kid plays. That is the problem, what we are teaching kids today, needs to be taught to the parents first, who still have the "win at all costs" mentality.

    By Blogger J, at 1:05 PM  

  • I coached a competitive Jr. Drill Team (that's Dance Team for you Northerners) for 13 years and I found for the most part, it was the bad parents with the good kids, and the good parents with the bad kids.

    On another note, my son was thrown out of his baseball game because he kicked dirt at the umpire (does this mean we are one of the good parents?) Needless to say that was one of the worst days of my life.

    BTW, Tish. I found this site through Duke of Earle. We all share the same agent.

    By Blogger Karyn Lyndon, at 2:53 PM  

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