In my sport, karate, you don't go easier on an opponent because you're ahead on points or because your opponent looks hurt. Instead, you go harder because you can smell the blood in the water. I always knew I didn't like baseball, and now I know why.
Karate to baseball is like railroad spikes and twist ties....
they are completely different, except they are competitions.....
Having been on either end of scores similiar to those in the story, they are NO FUN to be on the losing side. Sure that is a lesson, but you really start to resent it when some kid is stealing 2nd, falls down ON PURPOSE to get into a rundown, just so you can score your 26th run. That play is something you do when you are desperate to score a run.
This story, along with Little League baseball and baseball leagues with kids that age are replete with HORRIBLE sportsmanship and disrespect.
tell me, do you disrespect your opponent when you have kicked the crap out of them in Karate?
I always knew I preferred America and Western Civilization to Japan and I always knew why.