Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Parents, kids, sports...

Disgusting. One of my all-time peeves is parents who use their kids to play out their own fantasies of domination. I umpired Little League baseball, softball and teeball games back in the day. Unbelievable these dads, almost 99% of the time dads,with their nostrils heaving, their eyes popping out, their faces scarlet with rage and too much bad beer, screaming at their kids or at the umpire or at other kids. Remember the dad who beat the crap out of the hockey coach, killing him? Now this on yahoo news:
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Tennis Dad Recounts Drugging Kids' Rivals

By PIERRE SAUVEY, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 27 minutes ago

BORDEAUX, France - A man accused of drugging his children's tennis opponents, leading to one player's accidental death, described being gripped by panic and anguish as his desire to see his son and daughter succeed spun out of control."


Edk said...

I just saw this dude got 8 years --I am practicing law in the wrong country.

Jayson said...

Yeah, Edk. Can you entertain us with an estimate of what he would've gotten under your expert care?