Struggling Travel Baseball Player Decides to Work Harder to Get More Playing Time and It's the Dumbest Thing Ever
MEMPHIS, TN--The dumbest thing happened this past week as a struggling young ballplayer resolved to work harder in order to get more playing time on his travel team. Sam Varner, 13, abandoned logic and decided that although he’s playing on a travel team that his parents are paying for, he’s not guaranteed to equal playing time.
“I used to think that the coaches owed me at-bats, but if I keep slumping, why should they keep putting me in?” said Varner, who has recently gone so fanatical as to give up Fortnite and other video games in order to focus more on his craft.
Protest groups reached out to the Varner’s, hoping to picket the head coach’s house with signs saying “EQUAL PAY, EQUAL PLAY!” but the Varners have foolishly declined their help. For some reason they’ve come to the conclusion that their kid has to work for his play time.
“We could put him in a league where he’s guaranteed a certain number of at-bats and innings played, but we put him into travel ball specifically so he could play at a competitive level. Sometimes that means grit and fighting for what you want,” explained Janice Varner, Sam’s mom. “We believe he’ll be tougher for it.”
Although this is a prime opportunity to rag the coaches and blame every circumstance for their son’s lack of playing time, the Varner’s are adamant that they will not teach their kid to be entitled—a virtue that they clearly don’t understand.