Want to see the latest story of suburban parents of naniburger gone crazy? Check out this gem from the Boston Herald:
Kirk Fredericks issued a statement to the Herald following the stunning news of his termination as head baseball coach at Lincoln-Sudbury. Fredericks leaves the school after 14 years with an overall won-loss record of 269-68 and three state titles to his credit:
“Today I walked into LS prepared for an end of the season meeting with the Athletic Director. During the meeting I was told I wasn’t being rehired as baseball coach at LS. I asked why and the AD stated that over the last two years there have been a number of complaints. As I walked out the LS baseball players and families had just received an email from the AD stating there will be a change in leadership.
Although I am sad and disappointed that this has come to an end, coaching at LS has been a dream come true. LS athletes are a special group with drive and determination to be the best they can be. The families have always been supportive to provide the means for players to get stronger and play baseball at an elite level. The number of kids that love playing baseball and parents that devote time to make youth baseball what it is in LS is second to none.
Unfortunately over the years there are plenty of people that you don’t make happy and this is part of coaching. During my first 12 years any issues were solved with a face to face coach and parent meetings with or without the AD. During the last 2 years under new administration I have not once sat and talked with a parent and AD regarding a complaint. This change of allowing feedback to skip several steps is something I have struggled with for two years.
The cupboard won’t be bare as the LS Baseball staff worked very hard to reload the program for next year. We have players back at each and every position that received quality time this year and five or six of them will be college baseball players eventually. The pitching staff has a couple top notch arms coming back along with two freshmen Division 1 prospects who pitched for the junior varsity all season. The Super 8 will be where LS Baseball will be considered next season no doubt.
As far as the future and what lies ahead for me personally, I will turn my attention to my 20-plus 16-year-olds that I’m coaching in the NE Ruffnecks program and traveling the country with this summer. It will be a pleasure to work for the CEO Steve August who trusts me to keep safe, feed, teach life lessons, and coach baseball each summer while also working with kids that have the same qualities as the LS Baseball players.”
What an absolute fucking disgrace this is. This coach is 269-68. I repeat 269-68!!! That is INSANELY good. And he won not one, not two, but THREE State Championships in Division 1. Do you understand how hard that is? He’s basically one of the greatest high school coaches in Massachusetts history.
And he’s gone now because a couple poopmsmooch kids from Sudbury thought he was too mean. Meanwhile this guy has been winning state championships since before AD Peter Elenbaas was even employed by the district. This is what Elenbaas looks like:
If I saw that guy, I would assume he’s the gutless, spineless dooshnozzle that he is. He is exactly as I pictured him. This is the kind of idiot who gets hired as an athletic director in a high school. Some nerdlinger with a pink tie who would rather cave to the wealthy landowners from Lincoln than do what’s best for the kids.
And that’s what this comes down to. What is best for the kids? All the time I hear the rhetoric from administrators like this about how “it’s about the kids.” Shut the fuck up with that jive. No one believes you actually mean that.
Check out his bio. Here’s a quote from it that basically tells you everything you need to know about him:
“I was on the practice squad for the Bowdoin hockey team for a year and a half. I never played in a game and finally decided the time commitment wasn’t worth it.”
Yea, fuck commitment!! That’s what this guy is all about. Benchwarmer. Scrub. On the team to help raise the GPA. That’s what Peter Elenbaas was his whole life. And when he finally gets a position of power he uses it to get back at a coach who reminds him of the coach who never let him play because he was just that God awful.
“The time commitment wasn’t worth it.” Who says that? Rudy got to play in one Goddamn play for Notre Dame. Do you think he said that? What would a movie about Peter Elenbaas be like? Some local p-bag goes out for the team, makes it, rides the bench, cries to all his friends about how unfair the coach is being, quits, and then takes out his revenge on some high school baseball coach 15 years later. Awesome fucking movie bro.
Here’s another quote from his bio:
You have to remember that kids are doing sports to have fun. Also remember that sports are a lever to teach kids things other than sports.
Jesus freaking Christ. This is why American kids are growing up to be such whiny losers. That quote explains everything. Newsflash – this isn’t tee-ball. It’s high school division 1 varsity athletics. You play to win the game, not to have fun. Wanna have fun? Go play a pick up game at the park. High school is for winning and losing.
He’s right that sports are a lever to teacher kids things other than sports though. But the problem is that he just fired a coach who taught his kids lots of things. High school sports teaches them about how to learn to handle setbacks and defeats. It teaches you how to overcome adversity. It teaches you how to get along with and work together with people that you might not necessarily like. It teaches you the rewarding feeling you get when a group of young men or women come together and accomplish a goal. I learned more from losing games in high school than I have doing ANYTHING else in my entire life. And the kids at LS learned all of those things from coach Fredericks, and then this nudnik fired him because of two naniburger parents that were to gutless to address their problem with the coach first.
Then there was this quote: I know what some athletes go through. I also love cooking. Yup. That explains so, so much.
This is just another example of the dangers of moving to the burbs. This would NEVER happen in Worcester. Kids in the Woo aren’t built to be naniburgers like the scrubs that Coach Fredericks had to deal with. And it was probably only two kids. Two LOSER kids with LOSER parents, who have an inflated sense of how good their LOSER kids are. So instead of looking at this guy’s body of work and saying, “Maybe this guy knows what he’s doing and my kid actually sucks,” they go to the AD, demand he be fired, and immediately are granted their wish. This shit would NEVER happen at Doherty or South.
Look, I’ll be the first to tell you that Turtleboy Jr. sucks at sports. I try to get him to kick the ball around and instead he starts picking blades of grass. Then some kid I was supposed to get at birth comes along and starts kicking it, and Turtleboy Jr. starts crying and screaming to high heaven because someone stole his ball that he wasn’t using. But that’s because he’s an about to be three year old who doesn’t understand how the world works. If he’s still doing this shit in high school, like the loser kids who complained at LS, then we’ve got a problem. But I can guarantee I will be backing the coach when we get to that point. I just don’t know what school that will be at. Suburban or Worcester?