Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dusty Baker to sports parents: Less is more

Now and then, we salute pro athletes doing something needed, important and too rare: calling out overly invested sports parents.

The list grows by one today. Here's Reds manager Dusty Baker, speaking at an event sponsored by the Positive Coaching Alliance, reminding parents that it's not a great idea to pull your child aside to offer a batting tip or pitching secret during a game.

Others pro athletes, coaches, executives who've recently offered similarly sage advice: Wayne Gretzky, Phil Jackson and Joe Dumars.

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