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In case you missed this earlier today Donald Trump, Jr.—a slice of stale crumble cake who has accomplished, quite literally, nothing on his own—re-Tweeted a racist Tweet about Kamala Harris by some far-right troll named Ali.

Here’s the Tweet in question …

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Because he is a pussy coward with an IQ of 17 and—I repeat—zero accomplishments (besides shooting an elephant or lion or something), Junior has found acceptance and purpose in his new incarnation as an online troll. Truly, it’s the one thing he does. I mean, his father doesn’t involve him in policy. His father hasn’t given him an actual position. Every dime he’s ever made has been off of daddy’s lifetime of cons. So you’ve gotta think, at age 41, Bitch Boy is giddy over having 3.65 million followers take delight in his owning of the libs (Yeah, big boy! You own those libs!).

That’s why, I imagine, he re-tweeted Ali Alexander, topped with: ““Is this true? Wow.”

Then, of course, people caught on. And Dog Shit Magoo—as racist as he is stupid; as egotistical as he is hairy—deleted the Tweet, as cowards are prone to do.

But here’s what sorta gets me: Once upon a time, a president was actually judged by his family’s misdeeds. Back in the late 1970s Jimmy Carter’s brother, Billy Carter, was a national embarrassment. So, for that matter, was Bill Clinton’s sibling, Roger. And those guys were merely buffoons.

Donald, Jr., though, is more than that. He’s a reflection of his father’s propensity to lie, to sling shit, to embarrass this nation.

He’s not an American. Period. ✊?

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Youth Baseball

Dear Jeff,

I read your CNN article on Friday, June 21st prompted by the exemplary behavior displayed by the parents of youth baseball players in Lakewood, Colorado. You are right – too many parents are a corrosive influence in all of youth sports, not just baseball. Similarly, there are too many coaches who focus narrowly on winning or think they are developing future Major League Baseball All Stars. We don’t have to wait very long for another disturbing example to go viral. The bad behavior happens almost weekly.

But to suggest the days of youth sports building character are gone is a facile conclusion. Steel Sports is proud to be a counter-example, and we are going to change the narrative around youth sports. Our mission focuses on athletic and character development, and we walk our talk.

We recruit individuals who are aligned with our values to coach, and we train them in HOW to coach through the curriculum of our Steel Sports Coaching System. This is our unique approach to ensuring the players and families we serve have an outstanding experience in whatever program, sport and location they choose, and with whatever coach they have. Our Kids First philosophy is reinforced through on-field observations of our team of Coach Developers; program surveys and annual performance appraisals.

As one parent put it: “I love how this [character development] is such a major focus both of this survey, and of the coaching the whole year. It was clearly a priority and we are so grateful and in favor of this type of environment for the kids as they learn.”

We too have our share of over-the-top parents, but we set expectations for parent behavior and provide training through workshops we offer from our partner, Positive Coaching Alliance. This curbs most, but not all bad behavior. We still have parents who go too far. When they do, we respond: two weeks ago, we banned a father from attending his son’s games.

I smiled at your last suggestion – going old school. I grew up playing baseball every day with the kids in my neighborhood. Adults were never involved. We made it up; we figured things out. And because kids these days have so few opportunities to do so, at Steel Sports we incorporate “Free Play” into our baseball and soccer programs. It is so important for our athletes’ development.

Take heart, Jeff – not all youth sports programs are corrupt! Let’s talk sometime when it’s convenient for you. Enjoy and be well!

Mark Cole
President, COO
Teamwork – Respect – Integrity – Commitment
1221 Hermosa Avenue, Suite 210
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(c) 970-319-6229

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