At one point during a game, the coach said to one of his young players, “Do you understand what cooperation is and what a teamwork is all about?”
The little boy nodded.
“Do you understand that what really matters is not whether we win or lose, but that we play together as a team?”
The little boy said yes.
“Good,” the coach continued. “And, when a strike is called, or you’re thrown out at first, you don’t argue, curse, attack the umpire with a bat, or throw dirt in the opposing team members face. Do you understand all that?”
Again the little boy nodded, “Well, sure, coach. That’s what you taught us.”
“Good,” said the coach. “Now, please go over there and explain all that to your mother.”
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