Father Of The Year Award Nominee

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    OMAHA, Neb. -- A father is accused of punching his 9-year-old son after a baseball game, apparently because he was upset by his son's performance.

    The boy suffered a black eye and bruises, according to a police report filed by the boy's mother. The mother took out a protection order, and according to that affidavit, the father swung his right fist at the boy while they were riding home in the car after a baseball game. The boy had struck out twice in the game.

    The report said the boy suffered a fat lip, black eye, bruised brow and bruised ear. The mother said she confronted her husband and asked him what she should tell the boy's teachers. He allegedly said to tell them that the boy doesn't listen.


    The wife and mother told KETV NewsWatch 7 Tom Elser that she took her son to the school counselor's office on Wednesday to report the attack. The counselor then called police.

    The boy is expected to be OK. KETV NewsWatch 7 is not naming the father to protect the boy's identity.

    Dr. Todd Stull, a sports psychiatrist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said he isn't familiar with the case, but that many young athletes dread the ride home after a game.

    "There's enormous pressure on kids to play," Stull said.

    He said some parents' expectations are too high, and some suffer from "achievement by proxy," or living through their child, making their accomplishments more about the parent's glory than the child's development.

    Stull said sports should be fun for kids who are making friends and learning new skills. It should not be all about winning or losing.

    "If the fun is taken out, friends taken away, (they may) not want to do it anymore," Stull said.

    The alleged beating case is still under investigation. The couple has two younger children in addition to the 9-year-old.

    http://www.ketv.com/news/8665910/detail.html
     
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    What a moron. :duh3:
     
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    Im all or an openhanded smack upside the hand for when a kid does something wrong. I.E. throwing rocks at people's cars, picking on other kids, etc. But a closed fisted punch for playing bad at a freaking little league game for a 9 year-old? This guy needs to go away for awhile and think about the asshole that he is.
     
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    Some anger management issues maybe? I bet this guy had a few strikeouts of his own when he was 9. Shoot, even the pros only get 30% of them hit....
     

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