At one point during a game, the coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked,
“Do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?”
“Yes, coach”, replied the little boy. ”
“Do you understand that what matters is whether we win or
lose together as a team?”
The little boy nodded in the affirmative.
“So,” the coach continued, “I’m sure you know, when an out is called, you shouldn’t argue, curse, attack the umpire, or call him an asshole. Do you understand all that?”
Again, the little boy nodded in the affirmative.
The coach continued, “And when I take you out of the game
so that another boy gets a chance to play, it’s not a dumb ass decision or that the coach is a shithead, is it?”
“Good”, said the coach.
“Now go over there and explain all that to your grandmother.”