Our dad berates his son. How could you be my son? The way you played out there today, it’s embarrassing! As Aiden is ridiculed by his own father, they are stunned! Ice cream is for winners, and you’re a loser. You really think I’m a loser? Well today, you definitely are. A big one. And now, we send dad away, leaving Aiden all alone. Will they step up to the plate and help a fellow player? (shrugs) I don’t know. Okay, but what if my dad gets angry? Just a small. Thank you! As dad returns…
-Aiden, where did you get the ice cream? …our heroes, take one for the team. I was trying to teach him a lesson. Both players rally around Aiden: Teaching dad a lesson about sportsmanship. You think it’s okay to reward failure? Young man who hit it out of the park. Time to introduce ourselves. -Hey! How are you doing? (chuckles)
-Hey (mumbles) -You cool?
-That’s crazy. What were you thinking? I mean, you wanna stick up for the right thing, you know. That little kid that… –you gotta have fun with what you’re doing. I mean the reason I stuck up for him is ’cause I know what he’s going through. You’ve messed up too? You’ve made mistakes?
-Yeah. Oh yeah. You can’t control results, you can only control effort. If he’s trying his hardest, you can’t yell at him in front of everyone and immediately condescend him. What does that do to a player? If someone had treated me like that, I wouldn’t be playing baseball anymore. It’s what I love to do, so I’m glad no one did it. And that, is a ‘What Would You Do?’ home run.