soft hands.

as if organized youth baseball isn't rife with assholery as it is, between overzealous parents living vicariously through their kids and hypercompetitive coaches sucking the joy out of playing a game.

way to go, grown ups who should know better.

found at the source of goodness and light that is the nomaas message board:
The Lowell Spinners, Class A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are very excited to announce they have begun the process of eliminating Yankee teams in youth baseball around New England and replacing them with Lowell Spinners teams.

 Red Sox fans understand how devastating it can be for any child to be on a Yankees youth baseball team in New England. The Spinners have heard stories first-hand of children actually crying and refusing to play if they have to play for the Yankees. The Spinners believe they have found an answer to the problem.

 “When you are a kid playing baseball it is pure fun and worrying about what team you are on should be the least of your concerns,” said Tim Bawmann, General Manager of the Spinners. “It becomes an issue where kids are devastated when they find out they are on the Yankees. Many kids actually pray they will not be on the Yankees when the rosters and teams are announced.

 “We figured the easiest and best solution was replace those Yankee teams with the Spinners, who are part of the Boston Red Sox system. We would like to make a point that this promotion is all in good fun and is merely meant to appeal to Red Sox Nation in New England.”[spinners press release]

because new england children who are fans of other baseball teams don't count!


9:25 PM :: ::
Post a Comment
<< Home

lupe! :: permalink