As a youth, baseball was sacred to me. But I had forgotten why I got out at age 18.
It all came back when I started to coach this season for a Little League team of 9- and 10-year-olds in the Avenues. I regularly witnessed and protested coaches who had a win-at all-cost attitude.
I can't be a part of a negative and destructive sports culture, so I quit to take a stand for the innocent children who play this wonderful game.