By Dan Shaughnessy
It seems that parents at games today care more than ever. Perhaps it’s because there’s significant cash involved in grooming a young player to play at high levels of amateur/scholastic sports. Perhaps it’s because we still have some aging baby boomer parents (we always think it’s about us), plus a new generation of young parents, who always got trophies and were constantly told how special they were.
Perhaps it’s the nonsense promoted by coaches and leagues who convince parents that they can deliver the golden ticket of a college scholarship. I know a guy who knows a guy who heard a delusional coach telling a group of 10-year-old hockey players, “Only two or three of you will make it to the pros, so we have to keep our expectations in check.’’