Another American Sign Of The Times [Pic]

Submitted by: kitten_soup 6 years ago in

We get it, but this sign is only going to soften these kids.
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Male 3,364
I just got an e-mail from my best friends` wife about how ugly it is getting in little league. Very relevent.
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Female 582
I think they`re trying to control the parents from getting into fights.
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Male 25,416
fight the machine
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Male 1,451
Is sarcasm allowed?

Or what about "Good job! Let someone else run the bases, that`s too mainstream anyways!"
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Female 614
i think there is a fine line between being critical and being abusive. i guess with sports teams, i really hate it when the parents are like "oh we don`t keep score". my little brother played in a league like that, for soccer, and the kids kept score even if the parents pretended not to. i think we need to be honest with our kids if they suck at something. not necessarily outright mean, but definitely honest.
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Male 988
"Wow you people argue about really stupid stuff."
Website title: I am bored.com
What`d you expect?
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Male 182
@Agent00Smith

No they don`t!!! ;)
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Male 2,579
Wow you people argue about really stupid stuff.
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Female 254
@IshiiDaFishy as a matter of fact my entire childhood and adolescence i was sworn at.. oh and beaten (im a girl), sometimes til blood among other things... so please dont tell me what you think people "like me" turn into... people like me either either turn into abusers just like our abusers(probably like you)or we rise above it and become empathetic and sympathetic and try to stop the cycle of abuse.
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Male 774
haahahahah
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Male 106
@Angilion
"If you see a road sign giving a speed limit of 30mph, do you assume it only applies to bad drivers and it`s OK for you to do 40 or 50?"

If you see a sign in the zoo that says, "Don`t feed the animals", do you immediately assume that applies to everyone and start yelling at the zookeepers when they walk into the pen and start feeding the animals? That dang zoo forgot to include the exceptions on the signs again.
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Female 189
Where I live they might be changing young kids` soccer rules so that they don`t keep score in games.
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Male 37,783
That sign is for the parents watching their kids play, eh?
Screaming abuse at the umpires and other team is hardly "good sportsmanship" yet parents do it all the time, all over the world.
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Male 4,290
[quote]PS If they understand that there is a possibility at 110%, they`ll understand higher level maths when theyre older.
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Only if they understand that P(giving 110% effort) = 0.
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Male 773
Its not just about the game, its about life in general. If the kids arent willing to give it their all at some silly little sport, how the hell are they supposed to achieve anything else?

PS If they understand that there is a possibility at 110%, they`ll understand higher level maths when theyre older.
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Male 535
oh come on stop the whining. It`s not like any kids won`t be able to have a normal life after hearing a swearword! sooner or later they hear it anyways, PLUS it`s only a fu*king word! If you get upset about words, then what else do you get upset about?! but who knows, maybe american kids are just a little slower and it takes them like 7 or 8 years longer to be confronted with such harsh things like bad words. or let alone human anatomy!!!
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Male 1,526
110% eh. yeah..
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Male 1,678
"Up here, the kids hockey games are waay worse, they usually have to have cops at most games, and these are 6-9 year olds. The screaming and yelling helps, cuz if the kid doesnt play good, he drating better well start, and they do. If you dont teach they kids they got 110%, theyll never know hot to use their 110%."

They`re children, its a game, a comptetitive game, but still a game, they aren`t professional athletes. Anyone who gets that worked up over a childs game that they aren`t even participating in must have one pathetically dull life.

PS If you teach kids they`ve got 110% then they`ll suck at maths.
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Male 773
`i suppose you guys have never heard of the moms and dad screaming "get that little piece of poo! what the "F" are you doing? get that son of a "b"!" and that is to an 8 year old...`

kids who never get sworn at turn into people like you, afraid to be sworn at..

Up here, the kids hockey games are waay worse, they usually have to have cops at most games, and these are 6-9 year olds. The screaming and yelling helps, cuz if the kid doesnt play good, he drating better well start, and they do. If you dont teach they kids they got 110%, theyll never know hot to use their 110%.
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Female 254
i suppose you guys have never heard of the moms and dad screaming "get that little piece of poo! what the "F" are you doing? get that son of a "b"!" and that is to an 8 year old...
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Male 588
But I`m still not allowed to hold up a "Free hugs" sign and stand by the sidewalk.
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Male 1,505
It should be legal to deck certain people when they clearly have it coming, because sometimes belligerent people deserve a punch in the mouth. Signs like this wouldn`t be necessary if people were held publicly accountable for their behavior.

Cop: You hit him?
Person: Yes, sir, he was yelling rude things at women/kids.
Cop: After you hit him, did he stop?
Person: Yes, sir.
Cop: K, we`re good here then. Bye.
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Male 123
@spearman113

That`s when the dad beats up the other dad.

American Little League baseball, bru.
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Male 369
Brilliant idea!
The world needs more under-achievers =)
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Male 2,748
Lmao... I`d rather not...
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Female 654
"I thought this was America"

"What do you wanna do..huh? What do you wanna do?"
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Male 208
@fris212, no I`m not saying that these kids need to be sheltered from everything bad that will be said to them, but when I get dads yelling "Hey kid you suck, go f**k yourself!", it crosses the line. Would you want a drunk guy telling that to your 10 year old?
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Male 11,740
Wanna bet on how long it takes that sign to either get stolen or covered in graffiti?
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Male 936
i wish they had signs like this here so that i could deface them
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Male 645
we want a pitcher not a belly itcher!
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Male 377
You positively SUCK!
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Male 402
Positive comments only..until you f*ck up.
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Female 229
To that sign I say, you suck.
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Male 10,440
F*ck this sign. Baseball is supposed to build character.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Angilion, I`m sorry but you just sound like a jacka$$. It`s aimed towards the parents, 100%. No point arguing, not only because that`s the obvious fact, but because that is too stupid to actually debate.[/quote]

Good job of acknowledging that you don`t have a counter-argument. Thanks.

So I`ll ask you the same question I asked the other person who argued that the same thing:

If you see a road sign giving a speed limit of 30mph, do you assume it only applies to bad drivers and it`s OK for you to do 40 or 50?

Or do you think it`s a magic sign and only visible to certain people?

A sign that explicitly states a blanket order without any exceptions is aimed at everyone within range.
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Male 15,510
You should follow that advice too, IAB
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Male 267
Angilion, I`m sorry but you just sound like a jacka$$. It`s aimed towards the parents, 100%. No point arguing, not only because that`s the obvious fact, but because that is too stupid to actually debate.
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Male 3,842
Is this odd or something? I`ve heard parents yell "You Suck!" or worse at 9-year-olds. Why is it worth posting that a little league requests positive comments only?
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Male 12,365
[quote]@ Angilion If it were aimed at the players, it would be inside of the fence; not on the outside. The conditions are implied by the location of the sign.[/quote]

The players teleport into the ground?

Nobody is ever allowed to enter the ground other than "loudmouth mongoloid parents who pretend that it`s Game 7 of the World Series and scream vitriol at the umps and opposing players."?

I think that`s very unlikely.
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Male 371
And when the team wins the season finale, even the fat kid who sat on the bench all season will get a trophy!

Then he will promptly throw it in the trash because it means nothing to him.
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Male 1,678
A sign saying that you shouldn`t shout horrible insults at small children just because they aren`t good at a game. Whats the world coming to?
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Male 156
@ Angilion If it were aimed at the players, it would be inside of the fence; not on the outside. The conditions are implied by the location of the sign.
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Male 156
@ggolbez I don`t think you get it. Any grown-up who goes to a Little League baseball game and interferes in any way simply should not be there.

Your role, as a spectator and as an adult, is to support the kids. You`re there to SHOW them that whenever they have the courage to step up to the plate, literally and metaphorically, someone will be there to cheer them on. The outcome of the game doesn`t really matter compared to the lessons involved.

But, for the sake of argument, let`s say you`ve spawned the next Babe Ruth. Congratulations. Now teach your kid the rules of the game so that HE can be the one to stand up to bad calls.
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Male 61
and for those of you who say, "this sign is for the drunk loser dads..."... well in Poland, first they came for the gypsy... my point being, this sign tells me as a non-drunk dad, I can`t tell the ump he needs glasses when he obviously does?!? Censorship is a dangerous row to hoe. Live and let live, and get over it.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I don`t see what`s so wrong about this sign, personally. It appears to be aimed at the loudmouth mongoloid parents who pretend that it`s Game 7 of the World Series and scream vitriol at the umps and opposing players.[/quote]

It appears to be aimed at everyone in all contexts, because that is what it says. There are no conditions attached.

If you see a road sign giving a speed limit of 30mph, do you assume it only applies to bad drivers and it`s OK for you to do 40 or 50?
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Male 61
@Spearman, hey, that is life... the kids need to know that when they grow up, their bosses won`t be giving them "Positive Comments Only"! Not to mention that at the professional level of baseball, or any sport for that matter, you can`t shut-up those fans. So why should we coddle kids and hide the real world from them, when that only does a dis-service to their growth and understanding of their place in the world. Kids aren`t idiots, let`s not treat them as such.
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Male 1,931
Censorship in any form is a horrible thing. Now, that`s not to say that there aren`t non-nice individuals that abuse it. But if I want to say, "Why did you do that? That`s a bad call Ump!" That`s my damn business.
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Male 1,793
@TannerW I agree...
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Male 835
Keep packing them in cotton and keep wondering why they grow up all soft, pink and squishy - only to break when they leave school.
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Male 208
@TannerW

Exactly. This man speaks the truth.
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Male 208
I umpire little league baseball games, and I wish we had a sign like this at our fields. The parents will do nothing but yell at the coaches, kids, the other players, and me. I don`t remember the last time I had a game without a drunk dad in his lawn chair get totally out of hand with the stuff he was yelling in front of all the people who just want to sit and watch their 10 year old play baseball.
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Female 446
Well, i`d be positive that the other team are a**holes...yep...it`s ok then...i`ll go with that sign anytime. :P
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Male 156
I don`t see what`s so wrong about this sign, personally. It appears to be aimed at the loudmouth mongoloid parents who pretend that it`s Game 7 of the World Series and scream vitriol at the umps and opposing players. The sad thing is that they, as adults, need to be TOLD how to act.
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Male 85
"Nice strikeout son!"
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Male 684
if you have ever been to a game with a drunk loser father who belittles his children, you would know who the sign is for...
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Male 38,481

Is "You don`t suck quite as much as last year" count as positive ?
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Female 368
Link: Another American Sign Of The Times [Pic] [Rate Link] - We get it, but this sign is only going to soften these kids.
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