At one point during a game, the coach called one of his seven-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 as a team?”
The little boy nodded.
“So,” the coach continued. “I’m sure when an out is called, you shouldn’t argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him a pecker-head. Do you understand that?”
Again the little boy nodded.
The coach continued, “And when I take you out of the game so another boy gets a chance to play, it’s not good sportsmanship to call your coach a dumb asshole, is it?”
Again the boy nodded.
“Good. Now go over and explain all that to your mother.” The coach said.