Friday, August 1, 2014
Learning To Play Fair
At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, "Do you understand what cooperation is, what a team is?"
The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
"Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or lose together as a team?"
The little boy replieded "Yes".
"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 bad names. Do you understand all that?"
The little boy nodded again.
He continued, "And when I take you out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play too, it's not good sportsmanship to call your coach a dumb ass or something similar is it?"
The little boy shook his head.
"Good", said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother!"