If he's still doing it when his son is in high school, he'll get labelled by recruiters as one of those parents who no college coach wants associated with his team. It's always unfortunate for the son; but, it's highly predictable.

College and professional coaches call the shots when it comes to their players. They view themselves as professionals who have earned the role through years of preparation. Their very livelihoods depend upon their ability to develop players and the teams they coach. Someone who is seen as a threat to that position is persona non grata.

To sugar coat this would be a disservice to those parents who are tempted to play too strong a role in the off-field coaching and promotion of their sons.

TerribleBPthrower posted:
SomeBaseballDad posted:

In life you'll see all kinds of shit. Most of it likely isn't a good idea. This is one of those. 

I was trying to get a video of it but my phone died. We have 2 more days of the tournament for me to get some footage. 

Don't do this...Chuckle, be glad you know better, let it go, and maybe complain about him on an internet forum. Just leave it.

Prepster posted:

If he's still doing it when his son is in high school, he'll get labelled by recruiters as one of those parents who no college coach wants associated with his team. It's always unfortunate for the son; but, it's highly predictable.

College and professional coaches call the shots when it comes to their players. They view themselves as professionals who have earned the role through years of preparation. Their very livelihoods depend upon their ability to develop players and the teams they coach. Someone who is seen as a threat to that position is persona non grata.

To sugar coat this would be a disservice to those parents who are tempted to play too strong a role in the off-field coaching and promotion of their sons.

I doubt he will make a high school team. 

I don't know the abilities of this player but be sad for that kid.  That kid's life is miserable.  Also, if these games are showcases, the kid is done at any reputable school.  I've often told the story of this guy who called pitches etc. for his daughter during exposure tournaments and showcases.  He hated my daughter and they played on rival high school teams.  She was a pitcher and my kid could crush.  He called a pitch and my daughter hit a tape measure shot.  He threw his score book down, yes he kept a score book on every game she played, and stormed the field to cuss his daughter out.  His daughter, who did have ability, was absolutely miserable and hated her dad.  She told me that!  She never played in college.  Every time I hear a story like this, my heart goes out for the player.  

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