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(New York Daily News)   Little League parents can often be a little overly sensitive concerning their children playing the game, they can also be raving lunatics who terrorize a family for years   (nydailynews.com) divider line 55
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2014-03-28 08:06:12 PM
99% of kids sports go by with the kids learning some values and enjoying themselves and most parents are supportive of the team and don't pull shiat like this.  Unfortunately, when that 1% does occur, it gets front page coverage making it seem like this is more common than it really is.
 
2014-03-28 09:19:02 PM
 
2014-03-28 09:31:33 PM
Going to my son's first t-ball game tomorrow.

/getting a kick
 
2014-03-28 09:35:10 PM
The dumbest thing with these overbearing parents (obviously this specific woman is an outlier) is that all it does is set up their kid to be razzed and even sometimes outright bullied by their peers.

Had a few kids I played with in youth sports that had a "loud, obnoxious" Mom and/or Dad in the stands at games that would sometimes have choice words for umps, coaches, etc for not treating their snowflake right. All it accomplished was their child being a target of further derision during the halls at school.

/"awww, need Daddy to fight your battles??"
 
2014-03-28 09:37:37 PM
What is important: Family
What means jack shiat in this world: Sports.
 
2014-03-28 09:37:54 PM
Parents can be as bad as children, we should outlaw both.
 
2014-03-28 09:40:46 PM

"Little League parents can often be a little overly sensitive concerning their children playing the game, they can also be raving lunatics who terrorize a family for years "


Was about to read the article, then I looked at the headline again. Then I decided I really didn't feel like reading about some people acting out the worst traits in people. Sad that adults would use something like little league as an excuse to treat others poorly.

 
2014-03-28 09:46:29 PM
I thought this was America?
 
2014-03-28 09:50:13 PM
That's dedication to a cause you lazy farkwits
 
2014-03-28 09:51:49 PM
Crazy people is crazy.
 
2014-03-28 09:52:10 PM
CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.
 
2014-03-28 09:52:15 PM
They just covered this on my evening news. I just..........................f**k, I don't know, man.
I find myself at a loss for words.
And that's a place I'm seldom found.
 
2014-03-28 09:54:59 PM
Hell, my mother wouldn't let me join a league back in the day because the parents were psychopaths then. I can't imagine what it's like now with a bunch of snowflakes as parents of snowflakes.
 
2014-03-28 10:02:38 PM

Famous Thamas: CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.


At least the mom knew how to swing a bat! :D He sounds like a jerkoff.
 
2014-03-28 10:04:26 PM

Prey4reign: 99% of kids sports go by with the kids learning some values and enjoying themselves and most parents are supportive of the team and don't pull shiat like this.  Unfortunately, when that 1% does occur, it gets front page coverage making it seem like this is more common than it really is.


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2014-03-28 10:04:53 PM
Not so CSB from a few years ago when I helped coached my kids soccer teams.  We play a team with an assistant coach who before the game even starts gets into a confrontation with two of our parents over where their chairs are located (the chairs were just fine), then he goes after one of the other coaches about something or other about uniforms, in all of these he is not just verbally abusive but makes threats to beat people up.  A little later we are near each other on the sideline because he has decided he can just roam where ever he wants and he starts screaming abuse at the ref over a call and me having a big mouth I tell him to shut up and let them call the game, well this sets him off and he gets in my face and threatens to beat me up too.  He ended up having issues with 6 parents, 2 coaches and the refs during this one game, people complain and he finally got the boot from the league (with a restraining order) because it wasn't his first time.  Best part, he is a cop.
 
2014-03-28 10:09:17 PM
I don't even watch little league sports but got to witness a parent shouting at his kid in a shared parking lot.  Apparently the kid (in a league uniform) forgot his glove and the dad just would not let up. "You're so stupid to leave your glove at home! You're too dumb to play! Why do I even bring you out here to watch you fark up?"  On and on.  The kid just melted, sobbing into the concrete and couldn't "get a farking move on, you little dumb ass!" like his dad wanted to no matter how hard he tried.

/wish I had a bat right about then.  It was just a glove, I'm sure the coach has extras.
 
2014-03-28 10:15:14 PM

chasd00: Going to my son's first t-ball game tomorrow.

/getting a kick


Mine starts next week. This has me freaked out. The soccer moms were nuts when my okder kids played. I was hoping t-ball would be better. Still hoping, really really hoping.
 
2014-03-28 10:20:36 PM
60 days in jail for years of abuse and threats?  Fark that.  1 year minimum, so she can enjoy some jail abuse personally!
 
2014-03-28 10:31:30 PM

gadian: I don't even watch little league sports but got to witness a parent shouting at his kid in a shared parking lot.  Apparently the kid (in a league uniform) forgot his glove and the dad just would not let up. "You're so stupid to leave your glove at home! You're too dumb to play! Why do I even bring you out here to watch you fark up?"  On and on.  The kid just melted, sobbing into the concrete and couldn't "get a farking move on, you little dumb ass!" like his dad wanted to no matter how hard he tried.

/wish I had a bat right about then.  It was just a glove, I'm sure the coach has extras.


And this is why I cannot stand sports. People like the asshat in the article might not be that common, but people like this asshat who berate and abuse their children for not being good at a goddamn game are.  What a farking waste of oxygen. I'm lucky nobody in my family ever remotely cared for that stupid shiat.
 
2014-03-28 10:34:49 PM
The most horrifying thing about that article was the quality of the writing and editing.
 
2014-03-28 10:35:35 PM

Tio_Holtzmann: Famous Thamas:  when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.



See, if the mom had just punched the guy, I wouldn't have blamed her one bit.

/my mom KO'd a nun once
//unrelated story, will tell when it's related
 
2014-03-28 10:51:10 PM
Coached little league the last several years - had a generally positive experience with no serious arguments or issues.

Closest thing we had was a mom who complained to the league office that we didn't play her son enough in the championship game. Of course, the boy had told me his arm hurt, and he couldn't throw, but I guess she thought we should have played him anyway.

By the way, it was always obvious from how the kid played whether or not his Dad played catch with him. And the fathers who yelled at their kids the most were always the ones who hadn't played catch with them.
 
2014-03-28 10:52:48 PM
My son is only 9, plays football, baseball, soccer and wrestles. We have been pretty lucky. A few over-excited parents, but nothing abusive or crazy. Once when I was in college and umping a little league baseball game I stopped the game and told one loudmouth mother she would be watching the rest of the game from the parking lot if she didn't shut up. When they involved in traveling leagues and parents invest a lot of time and money, some of them get a little crazy. My brother told me a parent on one of his boys' traveling teams was a real piece of work, even tried to start a fight with a coach from another team, then couldn't figure out why no teams wanted his son the following season.
 
2014-03-28 10:55:28 PM

Famous Thamas: CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.


Trying to give a fark over the guy..... Nope. No farks are given over the guy who got his knee broken over yelling at a 7 year old girl. Teaches him a lesson he should have learned a while ago. You be a complete asshole someone will be the shiat out of ya.
 
2014-03-28 10:55:40 PM

BigMax: By the way, it was always obvious from how the kid played whether or not his Dad played catch with him. And the fathers who yelled at their kids the most were always the ones who hadn't played catch with them.


Wow, is that true.  I met one of the local travel coaches who said that he holds tryouts to audition the parents more than the kids.
 
2014-03-28 10:58:53 PM

BigMax: Coached little league the last several years - had a generally positive experience with no serious arguments or issues.

Closest thing we had was a mom who complained to the league office that we didn't play her son enough in the championship game. Of course, the boy had told me his arm hurt, and he couldn't throw, but I guess she thought we should have played him anyway.

By the way, it was always obvious from how the kid played whether or not his Dad played catch with him. And the fathers who yelled at their kids the most were always the ones who hadn't played catch with them.


Holy crap, this. I can't tell you how many kids I coached who looked like they had never seen a baseball before. You don't have to be some kind of baseball genius to play catch.
 
2014-03-28 11:01:46 PM
I am drunk and not a grammar nazi, but for fark sake somebody needs to take a bat to the editor's knee. That was a farking typo how-to sheet.
 
2014-03-28 11:02:08 PM

thatboyoverthere: Famous Thamas: CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.

Trying to give a fark over the guy..... Nope. No farks are given over the guy who got his knee broken over yelling at a 7 year old girl. Teaches him a lesson he should have learned a while ago. You be a complete asshole someone will be the shiat out of ya.


Seriously. F*ck that guy. He'll think twice before doing anything like that again. Would have sufficed to just punch the guy straight in the testicles though.
 
2014-03-28 11:06:58 PM

interstellar_tedium: Not so CSB from a few years ago when I helped coached my kids soccer teams.  We play a team with an assistant coach who before the game even starts gets into a confrontation with two of our parents over where their chairs are located (the chairs were just fine), then he goes after one of the other coaches about something or other about uniforms, in all of these he is not just verbally abusive but makes threats to beat people up.  A little later we are near each other on the sideline because he has decided he can just roam where ever he wants and he starts screaming abuse at the ref over a call and me having a big mouth I tell him to shut up and let them call the game, well this sets him off and he gets in my face and threatens to beat me up too.  He ended up having issues with 6 parents, 2 coaches and the refs during this one game, people complain and he finally got the boot from the league (with a restraining order) because it wasn't his first time.  Best part, he is a cop.


You're lucky he didn't shoot your dog.
 
2014-03-28 11:08:16 PM
This is why part of me hopes my kid goes into student government like I did.

/Also, I just lost the game
 
2014-03-28 11:08:40 PM
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/What?!?!
//WHAT?!?
 
2014-03-28 11:18:46 PM

johnny queso: interstellar_tedium: Not so CSB from a few years ago when I helped coached my kids soccer teams.  We play a team with an assistant coach who before the game even starts gets into a confrontation with two of our parents over where their chairs are located (the chairs were just fine), then he goes after one of the other coaches about something or other about uniforms, in all of these he is not just verbally abusive but makes threats to beat people up.  A little later we are near each other on the sideline because he has decided he can just roam where ever he wants and he starts screaming abuse at the ref over a call and me having a big mouth I tell him to shut up and let them call the game, well this sets him off and he gets in my face and threatens to beat me up too.  He ended up having issues with 6 parents, 2 coaches and the refs during this one game, people complain and he finally got the boot from the league (with a restraining order) because it wasn't his first time.  Best part, he is a cop.

You're lucky he didn't shoot your dog.


I'm lucky he didn't shoot me, this guy had some SERIOUS anger management issues.
 
2014-03-28 11:19:30 PM
I did the coach thing in baseball for 5 years, for two of my boys.  I am assisting now, partly because I think it is beneficial for them to have different and better coaching than I can provide.

I've had a handful of run-ins with irate or agitated parents, nothing like the stories above.  Even so, for every bad incident I can name a dozen kids who went from never playing baseball before to loving the sport and sticking with it, or developing some skill and confidence that they took to other sports.  You have to take the bad with the good, and I really got a lot out of coaching.  Most of the parents just wanted to see their kids put some effort into something other than Minecraft or Call of Duty.
 
2014-03-28 11:29:12 PM

Famous Thamas: CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.


Does ump "outta here" work at kids games? Are parents respecting the "outta here" the enforcement arm of this?

/real question
 
2014-03-28 11:34:34 PM

GDubDub: Famous Thamas: CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.

Does ump "outta here" work at kids games? Are parents respecting the "outta here" the enforcement arm of this?

/real question


The umps can forfeit the game and the league can kick out the child, so there is some enforcement ability.

Like ko_kyi, my experience has been great and I've never had to see anything go past a warning (and even that has only happened once or twice).

Everyone just needs to keep in mind that the kids play better and love the game when it is fun. If there is too much pressure, they can always go back to Minecraft.
 
2014-03-28 11:34:56 PM

GDubDub: Does ump "outta here" work at kids games? Are parents respecting the "outta here" the enforcement arm of this?


I've seen umpires stop a game and tell the parent that play will stop until they are waiting in the parking lot.  If the parent refuses to comply the umpire is free to declare a forfeit in favor of the other team, but that hasn't happened that I have seen.
 
2014-03-28 11:39:13 PM

Aar1012: This is why part of me hopes my kid goes into student government like I did.

/Also, I just lost the game


it's not your fault, the headline is sneaky.

/also lost the game when I read it
 
2014-03-28 11:40:03 PM
So I've coached t-ball for several years now. My general philosophy is that if the kids know to throw it to 1st when the ball is hit to them and they know how to run the bases right, we are all good. I've had teams that learned more and others that have barely mastered the basics.

Anyhow, last year I had the team mom from hell. My wife was due right before the season and with a newborn, we decided to let someone else do it. She was alright until she accused another parent of taking money and didn't leave anyone alone about it. Then at the end of the season, she hadn't done anything about the team party. I got everyone (including her) together, we settled on a time and place and I printed flyers for the last game.

That's when her crap started. She started by telling the league president we never agreed to the party. Then she started texting me nasty assed messages how I was a horrible coach, etc. Then she accused me of stealing money from the team (i signed it out, had receipts, etc). To top it off, she texted the rest of the team on our party day to tell them it was cancelled and she scheduled a seperate party. Plus, she continued to harass me on a daily basis. It got to the point that I almost had to send her a cease and desist letter. Eventually it stopped, but my boy never got his trophy and I was the freaking coach.

Best part? She lived in a city 20 miles away and the president let her play anyways because she used her MILs address. Which would be fine, if you keep your mouth shut. Little League is pretty strict about playing outside of your home league.

It didn't help that league president was a spineless weasel, but I eventually just went over his head and started cc:ing the Little League zone folks everytime I emailed him.
 
2014-03-28 11:43:40 PM

interstellar_tedium: Not so CSB from a few years ago when I helped coached my kids soccer teams.  We play a team with an assistant coach who before the game even starts gets into a confrontation with two of our parents over where their chairs are located (the chairs were just fine), then he goes after one of the other coaches about something or other about uniforms, in all of these he is not just verbally abusive but makes threats to beat people up.  A little later we are near each other on the sideline because he has decided he can just roam where ever he wants and he starts screaming abuse at the ref over a call and me having a big mouth I tell him to shut up and let them call the game, well this sets him off and he gets in my face and threatens to beat me up too.  He ended up having issues with 6 parents, 2 coaches and the refs during this one game, people complain and he finally got the boot from the league (with a restraining order) because it wasn't his first time.  Best part, he is a cop.


What, a cop with roid rage issues?  Never.
 
2014-03-28 11:46:14 PM

Famous Thamas: CSB Time:

I used to umpire for a girls softball league, for ages between 7-14.  One of my games was a 7-9 year old game, and there was this one girl who kept striking out, it was maybe her first or second softball game ever.  She was feeling really bad about it, and the whole point of this league was to keep the kids involved and playing.  Teach them to pick themselves up and try again, and all of that.  So her coach would give her some pointers before her next at bat.

Before her final at bat of the game, the coach was working on her batting stance, when this parent just lost it.  It wasn't even the girl's dad.  This guy just starts screaming at her "If you don't know how to swing the bat, stay home next time", "I can't believe you are allowed to play", and he goes on a total tear about it.  Everyone is in total shock until the girl starts balling her eyes out.  I start to walk towards the guy and I'm making the "You're outta here signal" at him, when this girl's mom takes a bat to this guy's kneecap.  She hit him hard enough that his leg is now bending the wrong way, and I end up getting between an angry mom with a bat and an idiot on the ground holding his leg while screaming in pain.

TL:DR - Parents at sporting events be crazy.


Sounds like the douchebag got off easy.
 
2014-03-28 11:54:57 PM
My brother has a funny story, once when he was coaching a dad ripped his kid up and down for muffing a hot grounder and giving up a run.  He called a short practice after the game and said, "We had some trouble with hard ground balls in the infield today, so we are going to work on that.  Billy's dad is going to come out here and show us how it's done."

The dad glared daggers for a moment then said, "OK coach, you made your point."
 
2014-03-29 12:00:26 AM

ko_kyi: My brother has a funny story, once when he was coaching a dad ripped his kid up and down for muffing a hot grounder and giving up a run.  He called a short practice after the game and said, "We had some trouble with hard ground balls in the infield today, so we are going to work on that.  Billy's dad is going to come out here and show us how it's done."

The dad glared daggers for a moment then said, "OK coach, you made your point."


I'm going to file that one away.
 
2014-03-29 12:06:57 AM
My brother used to lineman for youth hockey and had to eject loud parents from the game a few times.

/special hell for these types
 
2014-03-29 12:13:41 AM
CSB:

When I was about 7 or 8 our school division decided it would hold a mixed soccer tournament for various age ranges with each school putting forward one team (per age range). Our home room teacher helped us practice and we had soccer every phys. ed class.

Because we were the smallest school... none of the other schools really took us seriously and we ended up in the final against the school who was hosting the tournament. We're up 2-0 and there's maybe 5 or so minutes left. The ball goes out of play and we hear booing from the parents of the kids on the other team. Now, our homeroom teacher had warned us about over-reacting parents on other teams and that they might boo us. He told us not to take it personally etc.

I turn to a teammate and say something like "Aw man, now they're booing us."

A girl on the other team stares at her shoes and says "No... they're booing US. Those are my parents."

And sure enough they were. We didn't find out until later but apparently some of the parents had snuck booze into the tournament and passed it around. So you had a number of parents who hadn't eaten in awhile and were three sheets to the wind.

The tournament ended with us winning and a number of the parents actually made their kids walk in front of them and booed them all the way back to their vehicles. That was the first and last soccer tournament our school division ever had and they sent out newsletters to each school saying that it was the worst sportsmanship on the parents behalf that they'd ever seen.
 
2014-03-29 12:14:39 AM
Actually my experiences in Little League with both of my kids were really positive, and they both played for a few years.  I had one really bad experience in soccer (which I already related), a relatively minor problem in basketball (a fight between my assistant coach and the coach of another team that resulted in my assistant being banned from the park district but they had a strict no tolerance policy), and a flag football coach who was a little too intense and instructed his kids to cheat (getting them to tie their flags to their belts, we beat them anyway).  But I did a lot of coaching in all four sports and have been a parent for a lot more games as the kids got older and I think most people are reasonable, but boy those few idiots can really ruin a day for a lot of kids.

Ultimately the kid I feel the most sorry for is the one whose parent is acting out, because they have to live with them and in a lot of cases I am guessing are getting at the least verbal and emotional abuse, and at the worst physical abuse at home.  These sorts of parents are just sick.
 
2014-03-29 01:25:27 AM
Despite my problem last season, I will say the vast majority of youth sports parents, volunteers, and coaches are decent people. As a former parks and recreation person, I've seen more than my fair share of youth sports activities.

Don't get me wrong, I also dealt with a handful of idiots during those days but I could usually diffuse most situations.
 
2014-03-29 02:35:36 AM
I coached my daughter's softball teams many years.  The kids are easy to work with; the parents -not so much.

For me the worst part of dealing with the parents was; they would drop their kids off at practice and then leave, having no idea how their kid participated or performed.  But then on game day suddenly felt they had an informed opinion on their kid's playing time or position.
 
2014-03-29 07:17:50 AM

FarkingReading: The most horrifying thing about that article was the quality of the writing and editing.


This, and that comma splice in the headline.
 
2014-03-29 08:19:07 AM

slotz: FarkingReading: The most horrifying thing about that article was the quality of the writing and editing.

This, and that comma splice in the headline.


I wonder if that wasn't intentional to emphasise The Game, and the fact you've now lost it.
 
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