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Little League Sportsmanship Question

I got this email from the commissioner of the 9-10 year old baseball league that I am coaching for: Any coach that sends his kid into the batters box and tells them not to swing, while a kid on the other team is struggling pitching, should be strung up by their buster browns out in center field and left there for the rest of the day. AND, if I were the umpire (and you can trust we will address this) I would call a strike on the very next pitch regardless of where it was. This is NOT baseball and should never happen. If you're doing it with only the bottom of the lineup, then we ought to allow the kids to go out to wherever you're strung up and give you lashes with a wet noodle. This is bad sportsmanship and a real crappy thing to teach all the kids, especially the little guy that might want to go up there and swing the bat. Don't do it, please." I was wondering your thoughts, is it really unsportsman like? I personally think its OK and I was one of the coaches telling my players not to swing on wild pitchers. Thoughts?

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