A Little League baseball team was playing one Saturday and after a while the coach had enough and called one of his baseball players aside, a young boy aged nine and asked him, “Do you understand what co-operation is?”
The young boy nodded and said, “Yes coach”.
The baseball team coach then asked him, “Do you understand what a team is?”
The little boy nodded to indicate that he did.
“Do you understand that what really matters is whether we win or lose together as a team?”, the coach then asked the young boy.
The little boy nodded and answered, “Yes coach”.
“So Tommy”, the coach continued, “I am sure that you know very well, 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 young boy nodded to the coach.
The coach 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 team coach a dumb ass is it boy?”
Again the little boy nodded, his head hung down in shame.
“Good”, the coach said, “I’m pleased we understand each other”.
“Now”, the coach added, “Go over there and explain all that to your grandmother!”
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