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(NewsOK)   You're a junior high baseball coach and you don't like how your kids are playing. Do you: A) make them stay late practicing fundamentals; B) threaten to bench them during a game; or C) throw baseballs at them?   (newsok.com) divider line 45
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2013-09-04 06:13:15 PM
Approves:
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2013-09-04 08:25:54 PM
if you can dodge a baseball you can dodge a... ah damnit
 
2013-09-04 08:27:19 PM
clearly I am WAY too late to this thread.
 
2013-09-04 08:28:00 PM
Maybe A, possibly B, but surely not C....let me read TFA....


Oh damn,
 
2013-09-04 08:29:19 PM
D) Have sex with them?
 
2013-09-04 08:29:27 PM
I, too, thought of Dodgeball.
 
2013-09-04 08:32:59 PM
Hit me in the jimmy!!!
 
2013-09-04 08:34:28 PM

naughtyrev: Approves:


You're as useless as a cock flavored lollipop.
 
2013-09-04 08:35:52 PM

naughtyrev: Approves:


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RIP Torn

 
2013-09-04 08:41:25 PM
I mean, part of baseball practice IS having baseballs thrown at you, so what's the harm?
 
2013-09-04 08:42:07 PM
Look, Mike Rice said it would be cool.

/holy sh*t, I honestly remembered that name
 
2013-09-04 08:50:09 PM
Had a coach run us on suicides (basketball) until near death. Finally one kid stumbled at the wall and slammed into it head first. Convulsed, swallowed his tongue and would have died if a passerby hadn't wondered along at just the right tme.

/CSB
 
2013-09-04 09:05:11 PM

gonelong: Had a coach run us on suicides (basketball) until near death. Finally one kid stumbled at the wall and slammed into it head first. Convulsed, swallowed his tongue and would have died if a passerby hadn't wondered along at just the right tme.

/CSB


Wondered along?
 
2013-09-04 09:17:02 PM
Had a swim coach that threw metal folding chairs at us.  He was also a math teacher that threw erasers at sleeping students.  Consistent, he was.
 
2013-09-04 09:18:15 PM

jungus: Had a swim coach that threw metal folding chairs at us.  He was also a math teacher that threw erasers at sleeping students.  Consistent, he was.


I can understand a whiteboard eraser once in a while, they cause more blunt trauma to themselves and the target
 
2013-09-04 09:21:34 PM
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2013-09-04 09:25:42 PM
Aren't C and A the same thing?
 
2013-09-04 09:36:14 PM
www.aceshowbiz.com
 
2013-09-04 09:38:44 PM
Having coached 13-15 year-olds I'm going with exhibit "A" for $2000 Alex.
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2013-09-04 09:43:07 PM
Meh, something similar worked for the Ducks.

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2013-09-04 09:45:17 PM
What else could he do? Throw snowballs at them? He isn't doing them any favors by being easy on them! They have to focus! Out in the real world you lose focus you're going to die!
 
2013-09-04 09:46:50 PM
So this is where that guy from Rutgers went?
 
2013-09-04 09:58:07 PM
My gym teacher beaned me in the head with a lacrosse ball for talking. It was the 70's, I deserved it and after the ringing in my head went away, I remembered to keep quiet.
 
2013-09-04 10:02:08 PM
The Justin DeMorne school of training.
 
2013-09-04 10:12:47 PM

doglover: gonelong: Had a coach run us on suicides (basketball) until near death. Finally one kid stumbled at the wall and slammed into it head first. Convulsed, swallowed his tongue and would have died if a passerby hadn't wondered along at just the right tme.

/CSB

Wondered along?


...behind the little animals..
 
2013-09-04 10:24:49 PM
I thought a major component of baseball was throwing balls at each other.
 
2013-09-04 10:37:42 PM
They put me in goal and shot pucks at me until I skated. That seemed to work out OK.
 
2013-09-04 10:50:54 PM
Pfft.... In my high school in the 1980s we had a phys ed teacher that threw chairs at students and called them every name in the book. He did this even in swim classes. Yes, he actually got pissed off and threw chairs into the swimming pool, right at the students.

This gem of a man rocked a pornstache, and began the CPR classes by announcing to the class, "If I had my way, I wouldn't have any girls in this class, because women don't need to know CPR. They should be at home and leaving the life-saving to the men. Besides, no female ever did it right, and I think it's a waste of my time having you girls in my classroom."

And he was serious. Really, truly serious. Whenever he could get away with it, he'd ignore the female students entirely in CPR classes, and he objectified them in P.E. classes (because our P.E. was co-ed).

I'm pretty sure he was sacked not long after I graduated, and I know he was disciplined a few times in the couple decades he worked there (my older sibling had his class seven years earlier). So to a coach throwing basketballs at students, I roll my eyes. That's mild. As the Dodgeball posters are making clear, having balls thrown at us really hard was considered  recreation  to my generation in elementary school.
 
2013-09-04 10:57:07 PM
 
2013-09-04 10:58:06 PM
We played dodgeball on pavement when I went to school in Webster, Massachusetts. Cry me a friggin' river.
 
2013-09-04 10:58:26 PM
The practice will soon be appearing on:

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2013-09-04 11:11:33 PM
Dodgeball is the answer to this question.
 
2013-09-04 11:26:05 PM
No link to sexy dodgeball music video.  (Nsfw)

http://youtu.be/QPTnMVvfH-w

Hooray for under and sideboob.
 
2013-09-04 11:43:57 PM
I have a feeling Jim Leyland was doing this after tonight's game while hot boxing a Chesterfield.
 
2013-09-04 11:44:09 PM
Dickhead coaches are nothing new.
 
2013-09-05 12:21:46 AM
Don't worry, the coach got what was coming to him later.

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2013-09-05 12:23:42 AM

ZeroCorpse: So to a coach throwing basketballs at students, I roll my eyes.


It's baseballs, and those can hurt a little bit more. But I do agree it pales to objects I've seen thrown by coaches and fathers.
 
2013-09-05 01:33:15 AM
You are ball player. Coach throws a ball at it, your job is to CATCH IT. If you fail to catch it that means you need to have MORE balls thrown at you until you learn how to catch a ball. What exactly is the problem here?

Seriously though, in Jr. High (Catholic school, only one class per grade) our principal would come down to the gym and play dodge ball with us every once in a while. It wasn't until we were all well into High School that we realized exactly why he did so.... His visits always came about a week after one of us boys did something particularly bad. Clearly he didn't view detention as being sufficient, so he would come down and bean the offender a few times as hard as he could with a dodge ball. He would hit all of us so it wasn't obvious, but he would hit the bad kid particularly hard. He never hit the face though, body only. Again, none of this seems so bad, and really wouldn't seem so if you saw him since he wasn't particularly big, but it actually was pretty bad.... You see, he was only in his mid 30's and used to be a pitcher in the minor leagues, so those dodge balls were coming from a 85+mph capable arm.
 
2013-09-05 01:41:34 AM

arentol: You are ball player. Coach throws a ball at it, your job is to CATCH IT. If you fail to catch it that means you need to have MORE balls thrown at you until you learn how to catch a ball. What exactly is the problem here?

Seriously though, in Jr. High (Catholic school, only one class per grade) our principal would come down to the gym and play dodge ball with us every once in a while. It wasn't until we were all well into High School that we realized exactly why he did so.... His visits always came about a week after one of us boys did something particularly bad. Clearly he didn't view detention as being sufficient, so he would come down and bean the offender a few times as hard as he could with a dodge ball. He would hit all of us so it wasn't obvious, but he would hit the bad kid particularly hard. He never hit the face though, body only. Again, none of this seems so bad, and really wouldn't seem so if you saw him since he wasn't particularly big, but it actually was pretty bad.... You see, he was only in his mid 30's and used to be a pitcher in the minor leagues, so those dodge balls were coming from a 85+mph capable arm.


Did the guys he hit catch on and stop doing stuff like that? Or were they oblivious?
 
2013-09-05 03:42:55 AM

cuzsis: arentol: You are ball player. Coach throws a ball at it, your job is to CATCH IT. If you fail to catch it that means you need to have MORE balls thrown at you until you learn how to catch a ball. What exactly is the problem here?

Seriously though, in Jr. High (Catholic school, only one class per grade) our principal would come down to the gym and play dodge ball with us every once in a while. It wasn't until we were all well into High School that we realized exactly why he did so.... His visits always came about a week after one of us boys did something particularly bad. Clearly he didn't view detention as being sufficient, so he would come down and bean the offender a few times as hard as he could with a dodge ball. He would hit all of us so it wasn't obvious, but he would hit the bad kid particularly hard. He never hit the face though, body only. Again, none of this seems so bad, and really wouldn't seem so if you saw him since he wasn't particularly big, but it actually was pretty bad.... You see, he was only in his mid 30's and used to be a pitcher in the minor leagues, so those dodge balls were coming from a 85+mph capable arm.

Did the guys he hit catch on and stop doing stuff like that? Or were they oblivious?


Did he then comfort the offender in the locker room after everyone had left?
 
2013-09-05 07:44:31 AM
30 Years ago, I had a coach do the same thing to our team. Of course, we all had gloves on and they called it baseball "practice", but it's practically the same thing.
 
2013-09-05 08:13:51 AM
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BOMBARDMENT!!
 
2013-09-05 10:37:08 AM

FormlessOne: The Justin DeMorne school of training.


You see I was just more subtle then you were.
 
2013-09-05 02:07:37 PM
My baseball coach hit me in the chest with a baseball once from about 5 feet.  Once.  He did it because I pulled up and didn't dive for a ball.  In my defense, the 2nd basemen was running full steam toward me at the same time.
 
2013-09-05 06:50:25 PM

Daedalus27: cuzsis: arentol: You are ball player. Coach throws a ball at it, your job is to CATCH IT. If you fail to catch it that means you need to have MORE balls thrown at you until you learn how to catch a ball. What exactly is the problem here?

Seriously though, in Jr. High (Catholic school, only one class per grade) our principal would come down to the gym and play dodge ball with us every once in a while. It wasn't until we were all well into High School that we realized exactly why he did so.... His visits always came about a week after one of us boys did something particularly bad. Clearly he didn't view detention as being sufficient, so he would come down and bean the offender a few times as hard as he could with a dodge ball. He would hit all of us so it wasn't obvious, but he would hit the bad kid particularly hard. He never hit the face though, body only. Again, none of this seems so bad, and really wouldn't seem so if you saw him since he wasn't particularly big, but it actually was pretty bad.... You see, he was only in his mid 30's and used to be a pitcher in the minor leagues, so those dodge balls were coming from a 85+mph capable arm.

Did the guys he hit catch on and stop doing stuff like that? Or were they oblivious?


The kids never caught on, and he certainly couldn't have said anything to make it more obvious, but I am sure it made him and our teacher feel better.

Did he then comfort the offender in the locker room after everyone had left?

No locker room. The school only went to 8th grade and only one class per grade, so there was little point to a locker room for just the 7th and 8th graders.
 
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