This Strawberry Letter was quite interesting. A man writes in after coaching baseball for over 10 years with no problems, until one day he has a heated argument with one of the parents and got banned from the field by Parks and Recreation.
Check it out:
Dear Steve and Shirley,
I have coached baseball for 10 years and in those 10 years, I have never had a child quit my team nor have any parents ever complained about my coaching style. Well, last year, a parent from the opposing team yelled at me and called me out of my name. It was all over whether or not his son was “safe” or “out” during a game. Things got heated and we had a shouting match in the parking lot. Other parents and kids were around, but I didn’t see it as a big deal. My team went on to win the pee-wee championship for 2017. After the big championship game, that same parent that I had argued with, started rumors that I was a hot head with a bad temper and I should be replaced as the coach. I ended up having to go in front of our local Parks and Recreation board to dispute the claims. After hearing from me, and several witnesses, I was suspended indefinitely from coaching minors. This was a devastating blow because it’s my daughter’s first year on the pee-wee team and I won’t be able to coach her. I also have been permanently banned from all of the parks, so I can’t even attend my daughter’s games. This is all a big mess. I merely argued with this other parent. I did not put my hands on him. Coaching baseball is my passion, so what can I do to clear my name and get back to doing what I love? Please help.
It seems a bit harsh considering he had NO problems all those years prior.
We all know how folks can get when it comes to sports games, especially those that involve their kids. Truth be told, sometimes the parents are more involved in the games than their actual kids are. *side eye*
Take a listen to what the rest of the crew had to say:
Do you think it was fair?
Ugh...it's unfortunate how things turned out.
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