This is really difficult for me. No, I don't mean the subject upon which I'm about to discuss, it's being serious for such an extended period as I have been today.
Nevertheless, Dennis Prager's column demands, and so I rise to the occasion.
Mr. Prager told the story of "a friend" who had attended his son's (the friend's) baseball game which found the boy and the proud father on the side that was leading 24-7 in the last inning.
That's when everything went horribly wrong – for the father, the son, and Dennis Prager.
Suddenly, the scoreboard showed 0-0, and it was no mistake. It was done so the losers, scum that they were, wouldn't feel shame and humiliation (I agree with this by the way, in the olden days, they'd have kept their honor and just been slain).
Prager decried and decried and decried – the loss of truth, the erroneous belief that the incompetents were somehow helped by the new score, the idea that someone would always be there to bail them out, that feelings are more important than objectivity, and that they are not responsible for bad results. In short, they they were taught to behave like women.
But that's not the worst of it, and it's why I wrote Mr. Prager (I should be getting a clarification shortly). I asked not about something he said, but about something he omitted – the rest of the story…
You know, how his friend made a scene by screaming bloody murder. How he demanded they restore the correct score and how many other parents joined him in his demand and then ran the liberal scorekeepers out of the stadium on bats, preferably cracked ones.
I'm glad Denny's friend displayed some courage, and I want to hear all the juicy details. I'm sure they were left out owing to space limitations, and not because Denny is out in it Too many people fail to stand up for what's right, and so liberals and other morons extend and perpetuate bad policy as a result. Finally, a guy had the courage to stand up for principle and the good of society, and I not only applaud him, I'd love to personally thank him.
Oh, and doesn't this seem like a perfect subject for Social Justice? Not to mention, Little League rules now allow this?