Nanaimo Kids Given Important Lesson In Sportsmanship
Some 10 year old baseball players were given an important lesson in sportsmanship Sunday. The mosquito AAA Nanaimo Pirates were undefeated in their games. They didn't get to play the championship round. Why? When they defeated the Richmond kids someone objected to their only having 11 players when the rules call for 12. Keep in mind at this point they had played four other teams and defeated them. The 10 year old kids play five games and then get disqualified because they couldn't field 12 kids. I don't know why they were one kid short. Maybe because Nanaimo is a small town especially compared to Richmond. Those are the rules kids. Maybe they wouldn't have applied if they hadn't been so successful. The rules certainly weren't applied for the first game, the second game, the third game, the fourth game. Keep in mind these are 10 year old children.
Rules are rules kids. Oh, there was a rule that uniform shirts had to be tucked in. That one wasn't enforced. Be good sports kids. Remember it's not how you win it's if you win. Did I get that right? It sure can't be teaching the children that it's how you play the game can it?