A few years ago, an experienced sportswriter said something that astounded us. “Kids will have fun and play their hearts out. It’s the parents,” he said, “who ruin things.”
His comment was made in the aftermath of an ugly incident regarding officiating. A referee or umpire made a call that caused a near riot in the stands. It eventually spread onto the field where even the coaches got involved.
Believe it or not, the kids playing the game weren’t even p...
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