Monday, March 23, 2015

"A Delivered Message About Sportsmanship!"

But, But Coach...

A little story about "Sportsmanship" sent to me by a friend of a friend, of a friend... AND, believe me, as a little league and baseball coach for twelve years and a league president for two years, I've been there!

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, "Do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?"

"Yes, coach", replied the little boy. "Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or lose together as a team?" The little boy nodded in the affirmative.

"So," the coach continued, "I'm sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn't argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him a pecker-head, dickhead or asshole.

Do you understand all that?"

Again, the little boy nodded in the affirmative.

The coach continued, "And when I take you out of the game so that another boy gets a chance to play, it's not good sportsmanship to call your coach a dumb ass or shit head is it?"

"No, coach."

"Good", said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your

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