Good Sportsmanship…

Good Sportsmanship……



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 pecker-head. Do you understand

all that?

Again the little boy nodded.

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 asshole’ is it?”

Again the little boy nodded.

“Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain

all that to your grandmother.”


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