• Braintree Mom Doubles Down: Messages Turtleboy, Accuses Us Of Not Reporting Whole Story, We Offer To Share Her Side, She Refuses

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    Braintree Mom Doubles Down: Messages Turtleboy, Accuses Us Of Not Reporting Whole Story, We Offer To Share Her Side, She Refuses

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    Last night we published emails that were sent from some INSANE helicopter parents at Braintree High School, to their daughters basketball coach, which prompted the coach to resign. We got these emails by doing homework. We went through the entire roster, found contacts on Facebook, messaged everyone who would know anything (including the parents we blogged about ), and got our information. Old school muckraking 101.

    Well, one of the parents who wrote an email was this lady:

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    Her name is Michelle Scarpa, and she was upset with her daughter’s lack of playing time. By all accounts her daughter is a nice kid, but this story wasn’t about the kids. It was about the parents who were ruining everything for other kids who will no longer have this caliber coach going forward. In her email to Coach McDonnell she said, “my beautiful lovely daughter will persevere despite your attempts to tear her confidence down.” 

    That right there is crazy talk. She’s acting like this coach destroyed her life. It’s a freaking GAME!! A high school GAME!! The girl will not be playing in college, but she had the opportunity to be part of something special in high school. And instead of embracing that, you’re whining about all the things she DIDN’T get.

    Newsflash Mom – someone has to sit on the bench. Your daughter plays for one of the best programs in the state. If you want her to get playing time, transfer to Weymouth, who Braintree beat 54-9. She’d probably be the star of the team. No one was trying to “tear her confidence down.” She just wasn’t good enough to start. That’s how competitive high school sports works. If she got to play more then someone else would have to sit. The general public trusts a coach who has a history of winning, and has herself played D1 basketball, a lot more than some overprotective mother who starts off an email with, “my beautiful lovely daughter.”

    Anyway, we did reach out to her for this story but she ignored us. However, now that we’ve got her attention we heard from her first thing in the morning, claiming the email was inaccurate:

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    The best part is she messaged us offering to show the “other side” of the story, by sending us the emails that Coach McDonnell sent her, so we could see it all in context. Then we said, “sure, send em over.” Next thing you know she decided she “wont’ give us the privilege” of seeing the emails:

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    In other words, the emails would confirm that she is indeed an out of control psycho parent.

    They still don’t get it. They haven’t learned their lesson. They really think they can just send crazy messages like this and get away with it. Ask around about the turtle. We don’t play like that. I know you’re used to bullying and harassing coaches and teachers because they’re public servants and they have to sit there and take it with a smile on their face. But the turtle doesn’t like to be poked. And when you do that, all bets are off.

    Anyway, we didn’t wanna make this about the kids, since their parents are the ones who are out of control. But one of them is an adult, and from her messages to us it was clear that she’s equally as responsible as they are for this situation. Bella Tonetti is the daughter of Rick and Kim, the two parents who wrote the insane emails at the bottom of this blog. Here’s what she wrote to us:

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    Uh-oh!! Legal problems. Paging Attorney Richard N. Vulva!!

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    Newsflash Bella – there is no other side. The coach’s job is to coach. The opinions of your parents when it comes to the job she is doing is irrelevant. It doesn’t actually matter what they think. They think it does, but they’re wrong. They don’t matter. The problem is no one has ever told them that before. Now they know that, and you know it too.

    This was pretty telling:

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    “They felt their children had been disrespected by the actions of the coach.”

    In other words, she felt disrespected because she was the lone senior who didn’t get an award on awards night (the school forces them to give out X amount of awards).

    Oh, and just for what it’s worth, Coach McDonnell messaged us and asked us to take the article down. She says she doesn’t want to see the kids go through this. Ya got that? The same coach you’re whining about “disrespecting” you, actually respects you so much that she doesn’t want you to be collateral damage. In other words, she’s a great person, and you’re just an ungrateful player who feels like the coach can never do enough.

    Anyway, it doesn’t matter if you our your parents felt disrespected. They don’t matter. Your opinion doesn’t matter either. Your job is to do what the coach says. That’s all there is to a player-coach relationship. You were just never taught that because you were raised by the “my kid has to have a trophy” generation of parents.

    Then she started complaining more about the “treatment” from the coach:

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    I don’t need to experience the treatment of your coach. She won two state championships and led you to another this year. That’s literally the ONLY thing that matters. She’s extremely good at her job. You were lucky to play for her, and your opinion as to her treatment of you is once again, irrelevant.

    She also questions our intentions in writing the blog:

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    No Bella, our intention wasn’t to get a lot of views. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take it. But the reason it’s getting so many views is because people are sick of parents like yours. They can’t believe what they just read. It’s that outrageous. We are trying to spread awareness of a very serious problem that’s hurting teachers and coaches across this country. And it looks like we have achieved that goal.

     

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    Discussion

    1. Mark D


      next up – do an article on the Lincoln-Sudbury baseball coach that was fired

    2. Tnuca simom


      Looks like the fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. Entitled kid and entitled parents. Take nothing down; those scummy parents deserve public shaming.

    3. Wtf


      Waste of time even attempting to talk to people like that. They all cry bully and my kids picked on etc Go ask Larry bird if all his coaches kissed his whiny ass and were nice and didn’t yell. I venture to say hell no.

      1. Dan


        You realize Larry left Indiana because he couldn’t handle Bobby Knight, right?

        1. TDF


          But Bobby Knight didn’t leave Indiana because Larry’s parents were telling him what to do. Do you think Bobby Knight would give two shits what Larry’s parents thought.

    4. Publius


      This is insane. The meddling of crazy parents, the crazy kids who think they deserve something. Hate to use the “back in the day” but if you rode the pine you practiced and got better for next year. Parents rarely if ever interfered.

    5. Strata


      Michelle, you just made it worse …. if you were not prepared to send the the email that would have cleared this up and shown the other side (if it even exists), then why did you engage TB?
      Some people are their own worst enemies.

    6. coach steve


      those two mommies are dummies
      they should just walk away and hope the dust settles fast

    7. Barstool wannabe


      Youre a loser journalist stop hiding behind your computer on your joke of newspage.

      1. Bella is a crybaby


        This “joke of a newspage” has won more awards than your kid has playing a dumb high school game.

      2. Mirror Mirror


        Barstool is for adolescent school boys – or adults that never matured past 8th grade.

        1. Turtlefags


          And this page is a sorry excuse of Enquirer style tabloid press for immature low IQ adults

          1. UsualSuspect


            Your use of “fags” makes me wonder who is the one with the low IQ. Strong play dipshit!

          2. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


            And here you are – low IQ and all!

        2. Turtle Boy (No Sports)


          Yeah thats why Barstool has gone from shitty website to what it is today, millions of clicks a day, satellite radio show, comedy central etc… Honestly they at least have 2-3 sports related blogs a day. I have no problem with TB, i enjoy reading some of the shit on here, just take the “Sports” off your name, there is maybe 1 sports article a week…The majority of what’s on here is exposing local crack heads for selling food stamps, baby mama drama or high school shit like this Braintree thing. The parents and kid in this story suck, the coach probably sucks personally too, even though she is a good at her job…bottom line is pussification of America is a real thing and this is a prime example. We are raising a nation of entitled brats…

    8. Turtle follower42584


      That girls parents posed as Bella and went on and on as if they were their daughter. Such low lives. That girl did not spend all that time tying hose text messages to Turtle boy.

    9. Turtleboy who?


      Get a day job pal making 10k and year bullying girls from your mothers basement not even having the courage to drop a name might not work out for you for much longer.

      1. Slimboy Fat


        Looks like the parents and “adult” daughter are the bullies. They just don’t like they have been exposed. Its there own writing(emails, texts). Lol

      2. Mirror Mirror


        Another elementary school drop out?

    10. TIG OLE BITTIES


      These are the fucking people that are ruining America by giving every player a trophy and making games end in a tie, so fucking stupid. Kids need to learn suffering and pain because they will endure alot as an adult. Teaching them that ‘ everything will be ok” is going to ruin this country. This country needs people with balls, even if they are little turtle ball or lady turtle balls.

      1. Lyle "chip" Chipperson


        Fawk yah tig

    11. Jesse P


      Omfg, you bottom-feeding trolls are baiting a high school girl into a flame war…

      Did you ever think that along with crazy helicopter parents that bloggers desperate for likes & posting small-town gossip might be a problem too?

      Meanwhile your “investigation” is some Braintree town employee who sent you cell phone pictures of her computer screen (If you look close you can make out her outline in the pictures).

    12. Lyle "chip" Chipperson


      Faaaaawwwwk yah Braintree parents (WADDAYA A SMART TREE OR SUMFIN) get fawkin zooted tonight

    13. Itsjustme


      Looks like one of helicopter parents are hovering over these comments, given a thumbs down to everyone that they don’t like.
      We need a new category to vote on, ‘ratchet moms and dads, who have special snowflakes, that are better than your kids’.

    14. Jelly Bean Benitez


      These parents are complete garbage. A little perspective about their kids’ abilities would go a long way towards not making a sports season a shitty experience for all. If your kid ain’t playing next year in college, why do you care so much about individual recognition? Fucking enjoy the ride to the championship game!

      Look at the Rolling Stones. Not everyone is Mick and Keith. Charlie, Woody, and Bill were smart enough to shut up, make their contributions, and enjoy the ride for a long time. Mick and Keith get all the glory. That’s the way a team and a band works.

    15. Woody


      It’s quite odd that the subject of Turtle Boy blogs largely have not realized thata if they just ignore the blog, it will all die down, but if they respond, and especially threaten, then Turtle Boy has fresh blog material for days and days.

      Why do they insist on feeding their own misery? DO they secretly enjoy seeing themselves in more and more blogs?

      1. Mirror Mirror


        Some obviously love the attention (Dan Margolis anyone?).

        Some are too stupid to realize what they are doing (Typical of ratchets, morons).

        Others are too entitled to care what they are doing (Braintree parents).

      2. Princess


        Is the reflection the coach or another parent who received the tirade?

    16. I hate people


      Not for nothing.. but any reasonable, somewhat educated adult would not have sent the email originally. I just know that before I even send a bitchy email at work I word it very carefully and review it NUMEROUS times before I hit that send button. You can’t unsend it and it can go anywhere from there. Then to respond to this blog? I would think I would have researched. Read a few other articles to see what I was up against. Then I would just poof fade away. So to respond was just plain stupid on their part. But that’s why we all keep coming back. These idiots reply and make it more interesting. The parent’s are in the wrong. An 18 year old girl wanted to test out her adultness and use some vocab words to sound smart and articulated(ish) in a FB message to TBS. Just a bunch of idiots who messed everything up for a winning team by forcing the coach to quit. AND now perpetuating it even further by continuing to argue their stupid defense. Whatever TBS has this hands down.

    17. Nick Diana


      Wow. SOOOOO subtle exploiting people for their own personal problems and you don’t even have the balls to admit to our FACE what your name is. We all are upset that coach McDonnell left but you need to get your head out of the gutter if you think personally and vulgarly insulting people will get your problems solved. Hope you come to your senses and realize that this won’t get any of your problems solved in the real world bud.

      1. Is This Thing On ?


        Let’s get back to Bella’s alleged drinking before the big game?

        1. Bella


          Just because I had a few shots of vodka before the game and a cream pie dont make me a bad player

      2. Whatever


        Turtleboy doesn’t hide their name’s you’re just too lazy to look it up. Name’s? Like the coach they had prior to this amazing coach who dated a player and then married her. Excuse me while I vomit. Now she teaches. ..Talk about turning a blind eye

    18. Artey


      I was somehow hoping the daughter was not a poopyhead like her parents.

    19. Parallel Universe


      The delusional hate logic and can’t comprehend analytical thinking. This is another example, it’s more like a plague in 2017.

    20. Joe Shmidlap


      Oh yeah she def fucks

    21. lauren


      i completely was behind the idea of “parent’s being entitled” and fully support your point. But i found your responses very antagonistic . You completely lost all credibility by your childish remarks in my opinion. That highschool kid was very well spoken, and had great points, and you were rude! You could have gotten your point across in a much more mature manner.

      1. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


        Hi Michele!

    22. Republican Philip


      Something tells me the parents were behind the kids response. Why would you even let your child get involved in something that you created? If you are innocent then just post the email the coach sent you first. I find it hard to believe that the coach was the instigator.

    23. JL


      Should have sent her to desk girl to talk about her gynecologist appt

    24. steve


      Was that girl facebooking during school, on the school’s network?
      ZOMG!!!! Not allowed!!

      Jesus what a crew. Thanks for exposing these assholes.

    25. Mike


      As a parent of two HS basketball players, I find this unbelievable. The most alarming part is that these parents truly don’t think they did anything wrong. They are actually trying to turn the tables and blame you, the coach, and everybody else. What these knuckleheads are missing – the whole idea of youth sports is character building to ready these kids for life. Unless you’re an absolute stud, there is a very likely chance, at some point, you will have to deal with what these players did. Every coach is different and basketball player evaluation is very subjective. The only opinion that matters is that of your varsity coach. Kids need to know this and simply do the best they can to try and give the coach what she/he is looking for. Life isn’t fair and youth sports is a great training ground for these kids to get ready for “the real world”. A sad commentary on parents here.

      1. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


        Better get used to it. There are 2 generations that expose their entitled attitude here, and the next one will be even worse now that they have Trump as their fake excuse to be assholes.

    26. Mom


      Ok, I NEVER comment on blog’s, but this GUIDANCE COUNSELOR is the same one who I sat with 3 times a week when my child was being called the “N” word, and a homeless bum. I spoke with her constantly . It wasn’t until my child had his nose broken , his face rearranged and almost took his own life that I was able to get him into a new High School. So her opinion means absolutely nothing.

      Friendly reminder parent’s it’s Braintree Massachusetts, not Beverly Hill’s. Your precious child will eventually have to experience life with bosse’s, etc. Who ask them to do thing’s they don’t want to do. As far as the Teacher’s at BHS…outstanding, caring individual’s. As far as the coache’s at BHS. ..outstanding , caring individual’s. As far as guidance, and people who are supposed to protect your child when they’re not only bullied, but assaulted. They would rather defend the “townie’s ” by saying, “well, you and your children were homeless at one point, right? ”
      I’m just disgusted by this, so many Teacher’s work tirelessly to provide our children with the best education they can. There job is not to teach your child that sometimes people will say “no.” That’s your job as a parent, and that’s real life

      1. grammaster


        Mercy. Hey Mom- please take a moment to learn about pluralizing something versus the possessive. My eyes have been assaulted and battered by that pile of dung.

        1. Mom


          Braintree parent 😀

          Love,

          Anonymous

          P.S. your Husband is on back page’s. Ha ha ha

          I am a supporter of Turtle Boy (watch yourself )

      2. Beekski


        She’s not a guidance counselor at BHS so I am not understanding your post

        1. Mom


          You obviously didn’t read the entire thing

        2. Tired of Don't Snitch Pussies


          Guidance counselors are teachers too stupid to even be able teach to a test (MCAS). No surprise that this twat is one.

      3. Princess


        ‘S is used for possessive tense: who owns that? It is Steve’s.

        Plural s (meaning more than one) is just a plain s. Or es if the word already ends in s.

        1. Mom


          You are more of a Fiona from Shrek than a Princess. Keep it real

    27. Lenny


      Kim & Bella Tonnetti need someone to lay a pound of cum all over their chin then finish off on their tightly waxed assholes

    28. Mom


      It amazes me that people get SO mad at Turtleboy (who is not just 1 person by the way. ) For exposing them using thing’s they themselves posted. I am a supporter of Turtleboy, and we even vote differently. Stop incriminating yourself and you won’t end up on their blog.

      Love,

      Anonymous *if you don’t know what that means, look it up * grammatical error and all 😉

    29. Whatever


      Wow, my last comment shut everyone up…Skeleton’s. .skeleton’s everywhere

    30. Kristen McDonnell fucking sucks


      Have any of you watched a game the coach clearly was blessed to have such athletic players because the coaching itself was garbage watch a game and I don’t care how good your record is a good coach doesn’t just leave her team when shit gets hard she abandoned the other girls the bitch quit it’s over she’s a quitter drop it

      1. Mirror Mirror


        Another bench sitter’s parent heard from. lol

    31. GET A CLUE


      Where did this coach play D1? Lol get your facts right please. You have no idea what actually went on day in and day out. With the talent this woman had she should have won four straight championships since the first two but she does not know how to coach. The reason these girls beat bishop feehan the third time is because the seniors asked the team to watch film before practice and discussed changes that could be made amongst themselves. They lost the state championship because they did not have a press breaker. Seriously, they did not have a freakin press breaker and the coach failed to put one in after Braintree’s 20-8 run went south. Imagine that? Springfield double teamed briantrees best player and the coach did nothing about it. She did not set screens or try to get people open, she let everyone run wild turnover after turnover. It was embarrassing to watch. This woman has treated many of the kids on the team terribly but no one cares about that. No one asks why these parents were so angry? What caused all this? These news reports are sad and completely biased. This great women “who asked you to take down these articles” only did so because the superintendent of Braintree high demanded it. People need to get a clue. There’s a reason she let these emails out in the first place. She wanted this. She’s a nasty human. And FYI the first woman’s daughter IS playing in college because a coach saw and knew her talent from basketball outside of high school. I get you were trying to make a point about the parents, but now you have included the players and it’s only fair if you get their side of the story. Also so much information is in fact inaccurate with these articles. You said there were three captains and the coach didn’t want to leave two girls out…who were the original three captains? Whatever your answer is, it is wrong because there were only two captains originally making it completely fine to have 3 girls (more than half of the senior class) not captains. She was not doing it for “fairness”. And as much as you claim the word politics doesn’t hold much meaning, many people who actually were involved with Braintree basketball knew it was not a coincidence that the parents who were pretending to be best friends with the coach and hanging out with her the most, happened to see their kid on the floor a lot more and more…playing over girls they did not deserve to be. I could go on and on but it saddens me that nobody knows the truth , even people like you claiming they do.

      1. Whatever


        I would still rather have a coach who is hard on the player’s, instead of the former coach who was hard in the player’s. That’s just me though. Anti “keeping up with the Jones'” Don’t forget to leave your key’s on the table.

        1. Um yeah GET A CLUE


          This coach had a winning % that Bill Belicheck would marvel at and we are supposed to believe that this is because she had all of this dynamic talent in Braintree Massachusetts! The fact is, year after year, she took slightly better than average talent and made consistent runs at State championships. This is because she is a great coach, and you will soon be looking at many 15-15 seasons or the like for years to come.

          Don’t blame the kids – most of us were clueless and self-centered at that age too. Blame these few idiot parents who drove a phenomenal coach out of town. I hope she catches on at Weymouth or the like and comes back and kicks your asses!

          1. Hgb


            Your a clown watch a game tell me how good she coaches

      2. True Reality Speaks


        Nice try defending the despicable actions of a bunch of entitled, delusional twit parents. If it weren’t for the returning players with decent parents I’d really enjoy watching this team go down in flames next year. What’s going to be your excuse for their losing record next year – Turtleboy?

        I coached my own kids’ teams to protect them from parents like you. The good parents would line up to get their kids on my teams. I didn’t do it for myself or my ego – I did it for the kids, knowing there would be at least one less selfish, asshole adult in their lives.

        Parents like you use your children and destroy any chance of them becoming decent adults. Keep wallowing in your conceit and ignorance.

        1. Happens more often then it


          Coaches kids are privileged and protected. They are at the top. Now they can be brats or the sweetest kids ever. And I think we have all seen both. But to play and survive on the team you have to kiss up and accept the role of being inferior to their kid. Most people can do that. And real friendship are created. The coaches kids are at the top and everyone else falls beneath. Some beside, but none ahead. That carries over into high school. Coach knows and may be good friends with kids parents. At the least, she knows how things work and the coaches kids are to be treated special. Politics. Most of the time it’s smooth sailing everyone knows their role and are happy. But every so often you will get that kid that will not fall in line.
          They don’t want to kiss up, they don’t care about politics or being liked, they refuse to settle for anything but being the best and feel that if they are the best they have earned the respect to be treated as such. To some it may be seen as arrogant, selfish, and whatever else but really it isn’t. They just refuse to be controlled. And controlling people hate that.

      3. John Stanton


        Lisa Dixon ladies and gentlemen

      4. Weymouth Outsider


        W

    32. Victim of Bella


      Bella just shut your mouth! You are so full of shit, you AND your whole family! What legal action are you going to take huh? Your fams got enough shit to deal with, so cut the crap and accept that your finally getting what you deserve. “Your turning the whole school against us” it’s about time you and your sister walk the halls of BHS like you’re better than everyone else. I guess thats what mommy and daddy tell you guys when they tuck you in at night. Y’all should just move tbh lmao. #Bellaisabully

      1. Concerned outsider


        I hope your a 18yr old girl and not an adult with that comment! Lmao!? Sad you would “lmao” at a senior girl who’s parents made a bad judgment call and now your encouraging people to belittle their kids! People like you are no better then this girls parents!

    33. Braintree Wamp


      Oh Bella! As much as you and your family deserve this, I feel really bad for you guys. But hey, when people like you, your sister, and your disgraceful parents think they can get far, openly insult successful professionals like Coach McDonnel, and have it slide by, well karma is a bitch. “Legal actions”, “you have affected my sister and I and placed us in a negative light”, and “my parents have lives”…let’s straighten some things out. First, for someone who is about to graduate and begin their *real* life, you are not off to a good start my darling by calling out accomplished, successful professionals such as your basketball coach. Second, you and your sister should’ve saw that coming- you guys are manipulative, egoistic, and destructive individuals and it’s sad that you guys are learning the hard way. As for your parents with lives, pfff, I think the general consensus thinks otherwise.

    34. Concerned Outsider


      Names and Pictures should not be used! I agree with what your saying but how your doing it is wrong! Your setting these kids up to be bullied because of their parents actions! Shame!

      1. BHS


        For the record. This is the email that was sent to a group of us that some responded to negatively. As usual, the kids lose out.

        Subject: BHS Bball – Parents Only

        Hi Parents,

        I apologize in advance for having to send this email. This has been a very interesting season for me, and to be honest, I’ve experienced many firsts this year in dealing with some parent issues. I had considered myself incredibly lucky to go 8 years with minimal ones so I guess I had this coming.

        We won by 40+ points last night with all players getting relatively equal playing time, and issues even came out of that game. I’m sorry if you’re someone who doesn’t feel that this email applies to you (and there are a number of you who should feel that way). I felt I had to do it collectively before something else happens.

        I coach basketball because I enjoy being around kids and I genuinely have a vested interest in them. I also love the game of basketball and appreciate that it allows for a competitive outlet.

        I have always assumed that high school sports was about the kids, but I’m learning a lot this season. I will continue to do my best for Braintree and for the girls that I coach. My favorite hours of the day are with your daughters. I don’t favor one girl over the other but I do tend to have a deeper connection with those kids who enjoy and accept my coaching. It’s simply a human reaction.

        Unfortunately, I’ve had to question too many times this season why I coach. But the kids always bring me back, and hopefully will continue to.

        Please allow me to just coach the team. I don’t have an out for any girl, nor would I ever. That’s the opposite of how I live my life.

        I hope the rest of this season can be as enjoyable for all of us as it has been for me in the past.

        Thanks,

        Kristen

        1. Whatever


          THIS was the infamous email? ! Pretentious a**hole’s, and I’ve coached

        2. Another Bella victim


          So that was the email she sent that deserved the horrible emails she received from the parents? No wonder they didn’t want to send it to TB, they would look like bigger douches than they already do now.
          Good job parents. You not only made your children targets, but also made a great coach quit. Hope you’re proud of yourselves.

        3. Huh??


          When was that email sent – after which of your 40+ point wins? And maybe one of you disgruntled parents could explain to us what problems/issues/complaints happened post game (again – a 40+ point win……) that prompted the email?

        4. widowed


          Thank you for posting this… It supports the coach and the greater good.

        5. Half truth


          This email may have come from her, but this is not the email the parents in this article responded to. This email was during the season. The emails the parents in the article responded to were from the end of season. Probably after their last game.

          1. Full Truth


            OK, Half Truth. I DARE you to post the email or emails you are referring to. I know you won’t because I’ll bet they are even more innocuous than the one above, and that you will look even worse than you do already – if that is even possible! You absolutely ruined what should otherwise have been a great lifetime experience for your daughters. You all sicken me!

            1. Half truth is right


              These parents don’t care that they ruined a good coach and a good team because their kids are seniors and won’t be there next year. I can’t believe one of these parents is a teacher and one is a school guidance counselor. Obviously they don’t give two shits about kids, unless its their own little, special snowflake.

          2. Half truth is right


            Post it then. You can’t keep saying it exist and expect us to believe you. I doubt you can look any worse than you do already. At least you got one thing correct, your name- HALF TRUTH, because that’s all you keep saying out of that mouth of yours.

            1. Half truth


              I don’t live in Braintree or have kids in Braintree. I am not one of the parents. I don’t even agree with what the parents did. But I can read. Parents’ emails in article referenced it being end of season. This email is clearly mid season. The parent that posted this makes it seem like this is THE email that caused all the backlash.

    35. Chip Striker


      I love how there are so many different forms of crazy. First of all it’s girls basketball, so who gives a fuck. I could round up five 12 year old boys in my neighborhood alone and they’d beat them.

      Nobody gives a fuck about girls basketball. Nobody. More people have viewed those e-mails them saw a second of a female basketball game the past 10 years.

      1. Mr. Outsider


        I am a 76 year old life long resident of Weymouth with some expertise on this travesty of out of control parents. As a former coach of a high school aged top notch summer baseball program in town from 1967-1991 and father of 2 boys who played high school sports, I encountered a minimal amount of parent intervention which is much more prevalent today with this new turn of the century parent who are overbearing, selfish, obnoxious, and despicable human beings with Braintree leading the pack. I am a die hard supporter and attendee of high school sports, not only my alma mater, but other local town’s. I have traveled all over the state to watch high school sporting events, but none more than the Braintree and Archbishop Williams girls basketball as well as the baseball tournaments over the past 10 years. As a matter of fact, if I were one of the few sane parents of Braintree girls basketball, I would consider transferring to Archie’s, who have a great program led by one of the best girls coaches in the area and a normal friendly parent following. The Braintree parents both in girls basketball and baseball are a disgusting, snobbish, self centered , two faced bunch of assholes who don’t deserve to be parents, in particular, the Tonetti duo,who have left a trail of raw sewerage where ever they landed. I would think that these 2 grease balls would be better off getting out of “Dodge” now and taking their cesspool full of shit with them. Now it’s the baseball coaches’ turn to try and escape the wrath of the pack rats who I have witnessed the past 2 years at Campanelli Stadium and 2 State Titles for the “Wamps”. They congregate in an isolated area in small groups behind the grandstand and crucify moves the coach makes. It appears to me that they are a bunch of youth coaches as well as disgruntled parents. There are nothing but a bunch of wannabes who think they know baseball. Coach O’Connell has forgotten more about baseball than thes clowns will ever know. Now that is one outsider’s opinion of Braintree’s now growing reputation as the leader of the worst parents of high school athletes in a few of The aforementioned sports.

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