Monday, August 21, 2006

Little Leaguers with Big League mouths

You know things are bad when the Little League World Series will be televised on a tape delay. This weekend, a player on the Staten Island team screamed, "One fucking run." One reporter in South Williamsport tells Beale's Bites the offending comment could be heard by those sitting around home plate.

Oh, and it was heard on ESPN as well. Luckily for the cable sports network, new federal idecency laws don't apply to cable outlets, else they would face fines of $325,000 or more.

10 Comments:

Anonymous ruthe said...

Did anyone say whether or not their coach had anything to say to this little Lawn Gy-Lander?

They must be oh-so-proud.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ESPN has announced it will be airing all future LLWWS games on a five-secoind tape delay.

A sign of the times if ever there was one.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York is the explanation.

11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lack of parenting is the real reason. It's a case of nurture, not nature.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the coach didn't say anything, but he apparently hit the kid as ESPN was cutting to commercial. Little League responded and said since no umpire saw it, they would reprimand the kid for his language and the manager for his violence.

Whether it's New York, or in this case Staten Island (not Long Island!) has nothing to do with this kid's language. I coached at all level of Little League in a Luzerne county town, and I've heard the same language here from kids as young as 10.

Actually, it amazes me that any network would be faced with fines for obscenities uttered by anyone in a LIVE broadcast. They don't control the participants. The real sign of the times is that we (or someone) has become so intolerent of the least little mistake that someone makes that they HAVE to find blame somewhere.

Mistakes are made. Get over it and move on.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Word is that the coach slapped the kid! And there's a report that neither kid nor coach will face discipline.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids see sports 'heroes' doing drugs, breaking laws, being rude, and getting their own way. Yet Americans still look up to them. Can't you see the message these kids get? Do good at sports, do what you want and the rest of the world be damned! Why WOULDN'T they get that idea? For a kid that age to use vulgar language on tv shows that he already thinks he can do what he wants! It's time we stop adoring arrogant anti-social 'stars.' OK to cheer for good players, but shun them for negative behavior. They act bad, still get paid millions, and keep a loyal following. You don't like what this kid did? Stop condoning what the pros do wrong.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kids say the darndest things!

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:::with fines for obscenities uttered by anyone in a LIVE broadcast. They don't control the participants:::

and here we have the Little League version of a wardrobe malfunction.

Did the coach really smack the kid or did he just cuff him upside the head? There's a difference. I think he should save some of that muscle and put behind the smack he gives to the PARENT(S)!

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shocking. Just shocking. I've not heard that kind of language since walking on the Public Square sidewalk.

4:54 PM  

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