Talk about beaning a girl on purpose.

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Jun 12, 2015
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That's terrible and if it is true I completely agree. My older daughter played baseball and as far as I know was the only girl in the league. She was always the only girl on her team. There were minor annoyances (like good ol' boys telling their sons not to throw like girls - this from parents on OUR team, btw) but nothing like this.
 
Mar 4, 2018
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This is my interpretation of the story.

Couple of guys sitting at the bar joking around after a couple cocktails. The one guy makes a joke about beaning the girl in the league and someone else over heard the conversation. The article itself even questioned the legitimacy of the comments.

Sure the comment is inappropriate but the girl never even got beaned. Possibly because the league got ahead of the problem before it actually happened or because the two guys were just joking around.
 
Mar 28, 2016
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This is my interpretation of the story.

Couple of guys sitting at the bar joking around after a couple cocktails. The one guy makes a joke about beaning the girl in the league and someone else over heard the conversation. The article itself even questioned the legitimacy of the comments.

Sure the comment is inappropriate but the girl never even got beaned. Possibly because the league got ahead of the problem before it actually happened or because the two guys were just joking around.

This is how I read it. Didn't one of the coaches in the alleged conversation even draft the girl for his team?
 

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Jul 25, 2017
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This is how I read it. Didn't one of the coaches in the alleged conversation even draft the girl for his team?

Might want to read it again. The conversation was at the draft meeting, which was happening at a bar and the coach who drafted the girl was one of two that REPORTED the other coach's conversation to the parent.

As far as the girl not getting beaned - they haven't started playing yet, and with this story getting out, you can be sure she won't get beaned now...
 
Nov 29, 2009
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I seem to remember a story a few years back about a coach who had a player with Downs or was a high-functioning autistic boy. Can't remember all the exact details. The coach had his pitchers on the team hit him at batting practice and the other players haze him to try and make him quit. The reason.... The coach had to play him 2 innings every game and he didn't want to.
 
Jun 12, 2015
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I don't care if they were joking, honestly. There's no place for that and if the good old boys don't know it, then there's no place for them either. IMO.
 
Mar 20, 2014
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My DD played little league baseball from 8-12 years old and was the only girl in the league except for her last year. She pitched, caught and played 1st base. Not being a "little" girl, she heard all of the snickers and outright name calling. Never heard anyone say that they were going to hit her on purpose but we did hear one player say that he was going to "hit a ball and knock her head off" as we were walking up to the field. DD just gave me a little grin - she knew that she was the starting pitcher that day - and said "I'm going to make that one cry". First at bat throwing against him, he was laughing with his players walking up to the plate, pointing at DD on the mound and yelling things to his parents down the 3rd baseline. He crowds the plate, still laughing when DD throws the first pitch hard and fast on the inside corner for a strike. Kid hits the dirt (wasn't going to hit him, but as close as he was standing to the plate I am sure he thought that it might) and laid there for a minute - when he got up he was wiping tears from his eyes. DD didn't smile or laugh (way too serious about her job for that) but did shoot me a look that I could clearly read as "told you so" and went on to strike him out in 3 straight pitches. The ones that didn't know her always laughed and made comments "about the girl" (including parents and coaches), the ones that did respected her game.
 
Nov 18, 2013
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The story in the Twitter link is a little different. Nobody drafted the girl so one coach agreed to take her. It wasn't as honorable as the first story made it sound. It also appears the girls Dad had a history with the Board and was a pain in the rear. Comments are still inappropriate, but they seem aimed more at the Dad than getting her removed because she's a girl.

Parent: Baseball coaches talked of 'beaning' daughter - News - fosters.com - Dover, NH
 
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