The boy nodded in the affirmative.
“Do you understand that what matters is whether we win together as a team?”
The boy nodded yes.
“So,” the coach continued, “when a strike is called, or you’re out at first, you don’t argue or curse or attack the umpire. Do you understand all that?”
Again the boy nodded.
“Good,” said the coach. “Now go over there and explain it to your mother.”