Monday, July 18, 2005

On The Mark -- This Is What I'm Talking About

I'll take this straight from the Associated Press:

"A T-ball coach allegedly paid one of his players $25 to hurt an 8-year-old mentally disabled teammate so he wouldn't have to put the boy in the game, police said Friday."

The 8-year-old was hit in the head and in the groin with a baseball just before a game, and did not play.

Why? "The coach was very competitive, he wanted to win," said the police. You see, kids at this age have to play a minimum of three innings in each game. It's supposed to be a point in their lives when they have fun and see if this is a sport they want to pursue.

Just when you think you've seen the worst regarding youth, adults and competitive sports, something like this comes along.



B2 said...

I rescind my earlier comments about why America is going to hell in a handbasket -- clearly, this is the reason.

Rags said...

The sad part is that something like this isn't completely surprising anymore.

It's very sad.