Hello my sports fans! Today I was on my Yahoo! homepage and the first article I saw dealt with dads watching their sons play baseball and a fight broke out after one dad wanted the other one to turn down his music. Some background information to know is that in all sports, there has to be a winner and a loser. Well, one dad was on the winning side and as you can guess, the other on the losing one. This is definitely an example of sports and parents taking the experience of cheering on their children too far.
Parents are supposed to model behavior for their children and the sons of these two fathers were probably watching this all go down as well as the rest of their little league baseball team. Is this what sports comes down to? I get that every parent wants their son or daughter to succeed in life or sports, whatever it may happen to be, but at what cost? When does modeling good behavior for children to look up to get looked past upon for something so stupid as playing music too loud? The entire point of dads or moms attending their children's sports events is to be their "cheerleader" and not to cause trouble afterwards while getting arrested.I'd like to know what you dedicated readers out there think after reading the article?
* How do you think the two fathers could have handled this situation in a better manner? Would it help if little league games had security? Thanks for reading and I look forward to reading your comments of any kind. :)
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