Sunday, 3 January 2010

Bad Sportsmanship

              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.

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