At ping-pong. Sorry, was that not clear from the headline? He beats them at ping-pong.
Not surprisingly, I’m all in favor of this. Kids need to learn how to lose too, you know.
And now, story time with Uncle Clubhouse Cancer…
When I was a junior and senior in high school, a good buddy of mine and I were little league coaches. I remember hating my first baseball coach with a passion (I was 6, mind you) so when we decided to coach, we asked to get the youngest kids so we would be their first coaches and provide a positive experience as they moved forward in baseball. I don’t even think we ‘coached’ all that much. We hit them fly balls because they were afraid of grounders. They ran the bases and took batting practice and then we all went out for ice cream. We didn’t win many games. Needless to say, we were the hit of the league and had parents begging to let their kid play for us the second year.
So, a few years later, the league president (also my ex’s father) came to me to ask me to coach again. But by then, they had implemented the ‘everybody bats, we don’t keep score’ rules that have now been pussifying kids for 20 years or so. I turned them down flat. If they wanted me to coach, you know, baseball I would have jumped at the chance. But nope, I was reminded how at the end of those tee-ball games some kids didn’t know if they had won or lost, so the score didn’t matter. To which I responded, those kids aren’t going to play baseball after this anyway, so why cater to them (and their idiot parents) by changing the game? Obviously, my complaints fell on deaf ears and I never coached little league again. Boy, I bet those kids’ self-esteem is sky high today 20 years later ‘cause they got to bat in every inning during tee-ball when they were 6.