Sportsmanship Wins in High School Softball

The story started simple enough: an undefeated high school softball team was absolutely obliterating a team that had never played before, led by a coach who hadn't ever seen a game, and supported by not enough equipment.

Instead of walloping the inner-city team, the undefeated team stopped playing, forfeited the game, and then spent two hours teaching the newcomers how to actually play the game.

After two hours of training, they collected money for new equipment, acquired them a new coach, and professional contacts to get even more for the school's brand new softball program.

"One wrong attitude, one babying approach from our players would shut down the Marshall team, who already were down," wrote Traylor. "But our girls made me as proud as I have ever been. ... [By the end], you could tell they were having a blast. The change from the beginning of the game to the end of the practice was amazing."

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"Everything that they did was awesome: except forfeiting the game. That is just stupid."

No, what's stupid is that you cannot comprehend the simple idea of sportsmanship. I pity you.
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Fantastic story of sportsmanship. If they have been undefeated, one little forfeit is not going to hurt their season's results. They will ALL take so much more from this game, than any other.
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First the birthday surprise for a bus driver and now this. You guys are killing this curmudgeon.

To paraphrase the diminutive Tim, God bless you, every one.
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