A sign posted outside the baseball diamond of a local Little League in Glendale, Wisconsin, provided overzealous parents with a much needed dose of reality.
The sign was put up in order to remind parents that their children are playing baseball to have fun, not as a job.
John Diedrich, the Glendale Little League president, responded to the viral status of the sign in a Facebook post of his own.
“GLL families,Your Little League is in the spotlight internationally today thanks to one of our parents who posted an image of our sign on Reddit. More than 600 people have commented on the important message this sign communicates. This reflects our values and the values of Little League International. As we approach another year, let’s keep this message in the forefront of our minds.
Glendale was right to put that sign up. So many parents sign their kids up for sports thinking that they have the talent to make the big leagues. While competition is healthy, overdoing it will make your child hate the sport they are playing.
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