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Tekijawa
09-13-2006, 11:31 AM
SICK!

"Keith, who is now 9, testified that Mr. Downs, the coach of his T-ball team on June 27, 2005, offered him $25 if he would throw a baseball at an autistic teammate, injuring him so he would be unable to take part in the playoff game."

http://www.pittsburghpg.com/pg/06256/721322-85.stm

palehozenychicty
09-13-2006, 11:34 AM
Wow. :o:

Rocky Soprano
09-13-2006, 11:40 AM
That is nuts!

soxfan13
09-13-2006, 11:45 AM
Some real wackos out there!!!!

Iwritecode
09-13-2006, 11:47 AM
At least he didn't intentionally walk the power hitter before him and strike the autistic kid out to end the game and win the championship...

StillMissOzzie
09-14-2006, 01:28 AM
At least he didn't intentionally walk the power hitter before him and strike the autistic kid out to end the game and win the championship...

That's because the autistic kid is on his team!

yeah, those T-ball championships are such an ego stroke that some guys are willing to injure their own teammates to keep them on the bench.

Simply amazing. I hope he's proud of the notoriety he's getting now.

SMO
:o:

RadioheadRocks
09-14-2006, 01:37 AM
Sickening? yes... Surprising? I wish I could say it was.

soltrain21
09-14-2006, 01:41 AM
At least he didn't intentionally walk the power hitter before him and strike the autistic kid out to end the game and win the championship...


We read that article in Leadership Ethics and Values In Sports. Today, actually. The kid wasn't autistic, however....the kid was a cancer survivor.


His quote at the end truly touched my heart, though. He said "I am going to start practicing my hitting so maybe next year I will be the one they walk."

Kub_Killer_15
09-14-2006, 09:03 AM
Wow he gave the kid $25 to hurt his own teammate? Amazing!:rolleyes:

viagracat
09-14-2006, 09:16 AM
Too often it's the adults in youth sports that act like spoiled children..damn :(:

Iwritecode
09-14-2006, 09:37 AM
That's because the autistic kid is on his team!

yeah, those T-ball championships are such an ego stroke that some guys are willing to injure their own teammates to keep them on the bench.

Simply amazing. I hope he's proud of the notoriety he's getting now.

SMO
:o:

Wow, I missed that part. ***?!? :o: This is t-ball for crying out loud!

We read that article in Leadership Ethics and Values In Sports. Today, actually. The kid wasn't autistic, however....the kid was a cancer survivor.

I know, there was a huge thread about it here. I was just applying it to this situation.

spiffie
09-14-2006, 10:13 AM
Too often it's the adults in youth sports that act like spoiled children..damn :(:
Hey, he's just trying to help his team win! What would the kids say if they lost because of the autistic kid being on their team? Too many politically correct ****ers in the world who have to whine and cry just because a coach puts a bounty on an autistic kid's head. The autistic kid isn't complaining, so why are you whiny do-gooders?

gobears1987
09-14-2006, 12:53 PM
We had some threads in Talking Baseball about this when it happened last year.

Risk
09-14-2006, 01:14 PM
That coach is a sad. pathetic excuse for a human being.

Risk

ChiWavDave
09-15-2006, 06:05 PM
As the very proud dad of an autistic 6 year old boy, who by the way is a die hard sox fan (is their any other kind?), this sorry excuse for a human being makes me want to inflict severe amount of pain in his general direction.

:angry: :angry: :angry:

buehrle4cy05
09-15-2006, 06:16 PM
What a sick bastard. Sadly, I know more than a few coaches who I wouldn't put it past to do something like that...