16 July 2005

Winning shouldn't be this important


This happened in Pennsylvania, but it could just as easily have been about football in Oklahoma, or cheerleading in Texas:
A T-ball coach seeking to keep a player with a mental disability off the field allegedly asked another player to hurt the boy, state police said Friday.
Not only that, but the player did hit the 8-year-old boy with a baseball, twice, leaving him unable to play.

At eight, sport shouldn't be about winning or losing, but simply learning to play, and enjoying it. Anyone who doesn't understand that shouldn't be coaching. And anyone who takes out a hit on a kid should be locked up.