May 16, 2013 9:00 AM by Wade Blogs
This may be the most unnecessary sign around. So you really think parents are shouting “strike this bum out” to kids under the age of 16? I can’t see any parent jeering the other team at a Little League game. Maybe I grew up in a respectable town and never heard this.
I agree that Little League can make or break a man. Some kids can handle the abuse and some can’t. It’s just like everything else. But let’s be real, if we treat these kids like jeering and name calling don’t exist – we are doing a greater disservice. Some name calling and jeering is okay but there is a fine line. You think I got to where I am today by living in a bubble? Nope. I rolled with the punches and I’m pretty sure you did too.
Also is this a thing? Is Hashtagging going to be a acceptable thing going forward in life? Are we going to teach this in Language Arts class? Holy mackerel that’s a scary thought for the future of the world.
Moral of the story: parents, don’t aggressively ride a kid for being a kid in Little League but also toughen him up for the real world. These signs are unnecessary.