Friday, May 18, 2012

A lesson in sportsmanship

[Thanks to B.B. for sending this along. Author unknown.] 

At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-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 together as a team?"

The little boy nodded "Yes". 

"'So," the coach continued, "I'm sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn't argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him a peckerhead or asshole. Do you understand all that?" 

The little boy nodded "Yes" again. 

He 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 ass or shithead, is it?" 

The little boy shook his head "No." 

"Good," said the coach. "Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother!"

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