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(Yahoo)   Mo'ne Davis becomes first Little Leaguer to make the cover of Sports Illustrated, and becomes youngest target of SI cover jinx   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 75
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2014-08-20 08:38:39 AM  
Las Vegas is gonna put some hurt on that little girl tonight. She's done well, but the ride is over.
 
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2014-08-20 09:51:52 AM  
www.outsideofahorse.com
This 3-year-old begs to differ, failmitter.
 
2014-08-20 09:57:23 AM  
It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.
 
2014-08-20 10:22:30 AM  
There is no way to make a joke about the swimsuit edition without it just being creepy.

See what I mean!
 
2014-08-20 10:31:42 AM  
Heck with her, she throws like a girl.
 
2014-08-20 10:34:27 AM  
Mo'ne, Mo'problems
 
2014-08-20 10:39:16 AM  

JerseyTim: It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.

The LLWS is, by far, the most entertaining sporting event of the year.
 
2014-08-20 10:39:56 AM  

JerseyTim: It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.


Speak for yourself. Get a little action on the games, and they get a lot more interesting.

//Not that I'd gamble on Little League. Or drink during the games. Just, y'know, throwing out a hypothetical.
 
2014-08-20 10:49:20 AM  

Gonz: JerseyTim: It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.

Speak for yourself. Get a little action on the games, and they get a lot more interesting.

//Not that I'd gamble on Little League. Or drink during the games. Just, y'know, throwing out a hypothetical.


I do love the idea of sitting in the bleachers in Williamsport with a flask and watching these little kids throw the ball all over the place and screaming "GODDAMIT YOU JUST COST ME SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS" as the ball bounces to the backstop.
 
2014-08-20 10:54:06 AM  

JerseyTim: It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.


The kids are damn good at baseball. They are good enough that it is entertaining to watch just as a baseball fan.
 
2014-08-20 10:54:10 AM  

JerseyTim: I do love the idea of sitting in the bleachers in Williamsport with a flask and watching these little kids throw the ball all over the place and screaming "GODDAMIT YOU JUST COST ME SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS" as the ball bounces to the backstop.


"SHIAT! What is it, nap time out there? GET IN FRONT OF THE DAMN BALL ALREADY! Aww, that'll teach me to bet on someone that doesn't even have hair on his balls yet. What're you looking at, mom? Go back to your Sudoku."
 
2014-08-20 11:05:16 AM  
One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.
 
2014-08-20 11:08:53 AM  
I was a rep for high end baseball equipment for 10 years. Little League parents  are without doubt the most loud , obnixous group of all sports. Some games are like they have taken the worse fans from Philly and NY Jets and NY Giants and said have at it. And nothing personal in those cities, but we all know it's true.

No wonder the kids wind up in therapy or smoking tons of weed. Parents living thier soul sucking jobs and marriages and relieve thier playing days through the kids. In the Tampa area they play 350 day a year. Lots of pressure when you are that age.

as far as Mo"ne Davis , she can bring it, but they opposition is swinging at some bad pitches. We'll see tonight how she holds up.
 
2014-08-20 11:09:48 AM  

walkingtall: JerseyTim: It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.

The kids are damn good at baseball. They are good enough that it is entertaining to watch just as a baseball fan.


Damn good at baseball? They stink. They're 13. I'd go 5-for-5 with five HRs and would pitch a perfect game against these chumps.
 
2014-08-20 11:12:41 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Las Vegas is gonna put some hurt on that little girl tonight. She's done well, but the ride is over.


Boooooooooooo
 
2014-08-20 11:24:42 AM  
Mo'ne needs to hook up with that Cash Money kid.
 
2014-08-20 11:32:28 AM  
I think she's a great story, but SI is really jumping the gun on this one. If she gets shelled tonight, this will be a disaster for everyone involved.
 
2014-08-20 11:33:56 AM  

JerseyTim: I do love the idea of sitting in the bleachers in Williamsport with a flask and watching these little kids throw the ball all over the place and screaming "GODDAMIT YOU JUST COST ME SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS" as the ball bounces to the backstop.


I'll be billing you for a new keyboard, chocolate milk, and buttermilk cruller.

/dammit I kinda wanted to finish that donut
//worth it
 
2014-08-20 11:36:52 AM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


+1
 
2014-08-20 11:38:06 AM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


YES!
 
2014-08-20 11:42:48 AM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


Wow. Nice.
 
2014-08-20 11:42:59 AM  

doubled99: I think she's a great story, but SI is really jumping the gun on this one. If she gets shelled tonight, this will be a disaster for everyone involved.


The Vegas kids are huge favorites if you were into betting on kids playing baseball.

The betting line predicts a big blowout
 
2014-08-20 11:47:28 AM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


That's the highest-brow joke I've ever seen on the sports tab, or possibly all of Fark. Well done.
 
2014-08-20 11:50:36 AM  

JerseyTim: Gonz: JerseyTim: It's weird to care about the Little League World Series if your kid isn't playing.

Speak for yourself. Get a little action on the games, and they get a lot more interesting.

//Not that I'd gamble on Little League. Or drink during the games. Just, y'know, throwing out a hypothetical.

I do love the idea of sitting in the bleachers in Williamsport with a flask and watching these little kids throw the ball all over the place and screaming "GODDAMIT YOU JUST COST ME SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS" as the ball bounces to the backstop.


They agree.

bandbent.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-20 11:52:25 AM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


Funny'd
 
2014-08-20 11:56:13 AM  

tampaflacouple: I was a rep for high end baseball equipment for 10 years. Little League parents  are without doubt the most loud , obnixous group of all sports. Some games are like they have taken the worse fans from Philly and NY Jets and NY Giants and said have at it. And nothing personal in those cities, but we all know it's true.



A good friend of mine coach Pop Warner.  Were he a farker, he'd disagree with you.

/Some of the stuff he tells me... wow.
 
2014-08-20 12:08:07 PM  

Tyrone Biggums: tampaflacouple: I was a rep for high end baseball equipment for 10 years. Little League parents  are without doubt the most loud , obnixous group of all sports. Some games are like they have taken the worse fans from Philly and NY Jets and NY Giants and said have at it. And nothing personal in those cities, but we all know it's true.


A good friend of mine coach Pop Warner.  Were he a farker, he'd disagree with you.

/Some of the stuff he tells me... wow.


PopWarner parents are pretty bad. Basketball parents are scum too. My 8yr old's YMCA league had to send out weekly reminders and have coaches give speeches to parents because a group of them were berating the refs every week. Apparently at 8 you can tell your if kid is the next LeBron or Kobe. All my kid cared about was taking a few shots and if we could stop at Redbox for a movie on the way home.
 
2014-08-20 12:10:29 PM  
thecyphersagency.com

Can't wait to see this.
 
2014-08-20 12:11:01 PM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


That one took me a second. Nice.
 
2014-08-20 12:11:05 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Las Vegas is gonna put some hurt on that little girl tonight.


Are you saying they'll break her legs if she doesn't throw the game?! THAT'S HORRIBLE! :-(
 
2014-08-20 12:19:21 PM  

Crudbucket: [thecyphersagency.com image 500x282]

Can't wait to see this.


i think that's for little brother cash money!
 
2014-08-20 12:26:52 PM  

tampaflacouple: I was a rep for high end baseball equipment for 10 years. Little League parents  are without doubt the most loud , obnixous group of all sports. Some games are like they have taken the worse fans from Philly and NY Jets and NY Giants and said have at it. And nothing personal in those cities, but we all know it's true.

No wonder the kids wind up in therapy or smoking tons of weed. Parents living thier soul sucking jobs and marriages and relieve thier playing days through the kids. In the Tampa area they play 350 day a year. Lots of pressure when you are that age.

as far as Mo"ne Davis , she can bring it, but they opposition is swinging at some bad pitches. We'll see tonight how she holds up.


After Playing Youth Sports and Now Being a Parent of Two Boys Who Play(ed/s) Youth Sports...my "parents are the f-ing worst rankings are":

1.  Tennis Parents...typically rich, so they are used to getting whatever they want and 90% know hardly anything about competitive Tennis.

2.  Baseball Parents...almost all parents played a few years of Little League...so everyone thinks they are the 2nd coming of Joe Torre...and Fed Ball and Travel Ball have brought BIG money into baseball

3.  Hockey Parents:  It's really expensive to play, so for all that money, the parents think little Timmy should start whether he sucks or not, so if he doesn't they move him to another team and another team, etc...hugely political.

4.  Basketball Parents:  Easily the most "clueless" youth sport with parents who are delusional about how good their kid is..."uh, the kid is 16 and can't dribble with his left hand...uh, no, he's not getting a college ride no matter how much you think his bounce pass is NBA-ready"

5.  Football Parents:  Ranked low b/c only the people who sucked in HS and are living through little Johnny are nightmares to deal with and those Dads typically know less than zero about how football is played and won...so you can shut them up in minutes.

Long story short...99% of the kids playing youth sports are good kids who just want to have fun and be with their friends...it's the a-hole parents who ruin it.
 
2014-08-20 12:32:27 PM  

Mr_Fabulous: IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.

That one took me a second. Nice.


it took me like five minutes.
 
2014-08-20 01:19:12 PM  

IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.


Why are people still posting in this thread? It's over. IT'S OVER!

Beautiful.
 
2014-08-20 02:12:38 PM  

SuperChuck: Mo'ne needs to hook up with that Cash Money kid.


Mo'ne Money!

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2014-08-20 02:28:58 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Las Vegas is gonna put some hurt on that little girl tonight. She's done well, but the ride is over.


Man, I hope if you have a daughter you give her the same encouragement in whatever she does.
 
2014-08-20 03:24:40 PM  

CptnSpldng: Heck with her, she throws like a girl.


pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-08-20 03:40:39 PM  

neon_god: IoSaturnalia: One might say that Mo'ne is

[puts on sunglasses]

making quite an impression.

That's the highest-brow joke I've ever seen on the sports tab, or possibly all of Fark. Well done.


THIS!

/now back to the poop jokes
 
2014-08-20 03:44:37 PM  

Coach_J: After Playing Youth Sports and Now Being a Parent of Two Boys Who Play(ed/s) Youth Sports...my "parents are the f-ing worst rankings are":

1.  Tennis Parents...typically rich, so they are used to getting whatever they want and 90% know hardly anything about competitive Tennis.

2.  Baseball Parents...almost all parents played a few years of Little League...so everyone thinks they are the 2nd coming of Joe Torre...and Fed Ball and Travel Ball have brought BIG money into baseball

3.  Hockey Parents:  It's really expensive to play, so for all that money, the parents think little Timmy should start whether he sucks or not, so if he doesn't they move him to another team and another team, etc...hugely political.

4.  Basketball Parents:  Easily the most "clueless" youth sport with parents who are delusional about how good their kid is..."uh, the kid is 16 and can't dribble with his left hand...uh, no, he's not getting a college ride no matter how much you think his bounce pass is NBA-ready"

5.  Football Parents:  Ranked low b/c only the people who sucked in HS and are living through little Johnny are nightmares to deal with and those Dads typically know less than zero about how football is played and won...so you can shut them up in minutes.

Long story short...99% of the kids playing youth sports are good kids who just want to have fun and be with their friends...it's the a-hole parents who ruin it.


You never ran across golf parents but some of those have to be pretty horrendous. Hell, you hear about how bad some of them were when the kids hit the top tours (Sean O'Hair's dad being one of the worst, but Michelle Wie's childhood doesn't sound like a picnic either), and you know there's far more whose kids burn out.

With the team sports, the parents direct some of their absurd ire at the coach, but when it's an individual sport like tennis or golf, ALL of the crap ends up on the kid.
 
2014-08-20 04:04:02 PM  
I think 90% of the outrage in my son's football games is caused by the announcer just being totally lost, since they can't hear the officials as they don't have mikes they just say random infractions with random yards lost while the officials march off yardage to the opposite side because the poor guy in the booth has no clue as he looks at the back of the official who doesn't bother to turn around and give the sign to his side of the field.  The hand signals just don't work as they do them only to one side and then never turn around so you are left wondering what the heck they signaled and the poor guy in the booth has no clue as he looks at the back of the official who doesn't bother to turn around and give the same sign.  This ends up with a ton of pissed off parents who listen to the play by play.
 
2014-08-20 04:20:55 PM  

GQueue: With the team sports, the parents direct some of their absurd ire at the coach


Little League parents might be the only thing stopping me from trying to get into umpiring for the local LL. It's something I've thought about trying out, but... ugh.

/at least I wouldn't get decapitated like soccer refs
 
2014-08-20 06:07:38 PM  

doubled99: I think she's a great story, but SI is really jumping the gun on this one. If she gets shelled tonight, this will be a disaster for everyone involved.


Which is why she needs to cash in at every opportunity.

Will teach her about opportunity cost. :)
 
2014-08-20 06:39:45 PM  

GQueue: Coach_J: After Playing Youth Sports and Now Being a Parent of Two Boys Who Play(ed/s) Youth Sports...my "parents are the f-ing worst rankings are":

1.  Tennis Parents...typically rich, so they are used to getting whatever they want and 90% know hardly anything about competitive Tennis.

2.  Baseball Parents...almost all parents played a few years of Little League...so everyone thinks they are the 2nd coming of Joe Torre...and Fed Ball and Travel Ball have brought BIG money into baseball

3.  Hockey Parents:  It's really expensive to play, so for all that money, the parents think little Timmy should start whether he sucks or not, so if he doesn't they move him to another team and another team, etc...hugely political.

4.  Basketball Parents:  Easily the most "clueless" youth sport with parents who are delusional about how good their kid is..."uh, the kid is 16 and can't dribble with his left hand...uh, no, he's not getting a college ride no matter how much you think his bounce pass is NBA-ready"

5.  Football Parents:  Ranked low b/c only the people who sucked in HS and are living through little Johnny are nightmares to deal with and those Dads typically know less than zero about how football is played and won...so you can shut them up in minutes.

Long story short...99% of the kids playing youth sports are good kids who just want to have fun and be with their friends...it's the a-hole parents who ruin it.

You never ran across golf parents but some of those have to be pretty horrendous. Hell, you hear about how bad some of them were when the kids hit the top tours (Sean O'Hair's dad being one of the worst, but Michelle Wie's childhood doesn't sound like a picnic either), and you know there's far more whose kids burn out.

With the team sports, the parents direct some of their absurd ire at the coach, but when it's an individual sport like tennis or golf, ALL of the crap ends up on the kid.


Equestrian parents.

The off-the-charts rich ones are fine. It's the ones pretending to be off-the-charts rich...yeesh.
 
2014-08-20 06:54:09 PM  

GQueue: Coach_J: After Playing Youth Sports and Now Being a Parent of Two Boys Who Play(ed/s) Youth Sports...my "parents are the f-ing worst rankings are":

1.  Tennis Parents...typically rich, so they are used to getting whatever they want and 90% know hardly anything about competitive Tennis.

2.  Baseball Parents...almost all parents played a few years of Little League...so everyone thinks they are the 2nd coming of Joe Torre...and Fed Ball and Travel Ball have brought BIG money into baseball

3.  Hockey Parents:  It's really expensive to play, so for all that money, the parents think little Timmy should start whether he sucks or not, so if he doesn't they move him to another team and another team, etc...hugely political.

4.  Basketball Parents:  Easily the most "clueless" youth sport with parents who are delusional about how good their kid is..."uh, the kid is 16 and can't dribble with his left hand...uh, no, he's not getting a college ride no matter how much you think his bounce pass is NBA-ready"

5.  Football Parents:  Ranked low b/c only the people who sucked in HS and are living through little Johnny are nightmares to deal with and those Dads typically know less than zero about how football is played and won...so you can shut them up in minutes.

Long story short...99% of the kids playing youth sports are good kids who just want to have fun and be with their friends...it's the a-hole parents who ruin it.

You never ran across golf parents but some of those have to be pretty horrendous. Hell, you hear about how bad some of them were when the kids hit the top tours (Sean O'Hair's dad being one of the worst, but Michelle Wie's childhood doesn't sound like a picnic either), and you know there's far more whose kids burn out.

With the team sports, the parents direct some of their absurd ire at the coach, but when it's an individual sport like tennis or golf, ALL of the crap ends up on the kid.


I had the misfortune of having a dad who pushed me too hard no matter what I chose.

I picked up golf at the age of 3 with my dad who was an amateur and college champion. When I gave up because none of my friends played golf, and my dad was being a dick when I missed an 8ft putt; I started playing little league and was a real good pitcher and batter.

Then my dad started sending me to hitting coaches and pitching coaches, at 12yo, I got sick of it and started playing hockey more seriously.

I tried to go back to golf in high school while playing travel hockey and there was never enough time for golf. Summers were for going to hockey camps in Canada.

I got into college with hockey and I don't regret it. However, I really wish I would have stuck with golf all the way through. But when you're 12 years old you don't know you're not going to end up growing to 5'10"+.

/CSB
 
2014-08-20 07:03:51 PM  
Jinx or not, Vegas is damn good.

Favorite LLWS moment was when the Connecticut team beat Taiwan back in 1989.  The kids were the same age as me, I was a baseball junkie, and the winning pitcher would go on and be a better hockey player:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-20 07:31:09 PM  
Game time, GO VEGAS

yeah yeah, it's not misogynist if you bet on them mods!
 
2014-08-20 07:47:53 PM  
That didn't take long.
 
2014-08-20 07:49:09 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Las Vegas is gonna put some hurt on that little girl tonight. She's done well, but the ride is over.


YUP !! To bad ESPN wrapped the coverage around her and not Nevada...
 
2014-08-20 07:49:59 PM  
I haven't come across any but I'd have to assume gymnastics parents are the worst, since you basically have to be a pro by age 12 to have a chance to do anything.
 
2014-08-20 07:52:10 PM  

AngryDesertDweller: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Las Vegas is gonna put some hurt on that little girl tonight. She's done well, but the ride is over.

YUP !! To bad ESPN wrapped the coverage around her and not Nevada...


Some group of boys wins every year. What she'd done is unprecedented. Yet you're mad about her getting coverage.
 
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