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Montebello High School in California destroyed their rival San Gabriel 43-0 over weekend. Montebello coach Manny Arana said his team wasn’t trying to run up the score...
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“It could have been 60 runs to be honest, we weren’t trying to embarrass anyone,” Arana said. “We didn’t realize we were near a scoring record or anything like that. We were hitting balls off the fence and telling our players to go one base at a time. Even on passed balls, we were taking one base at a time or not running.”

“It’s not like basketball or other sports where you can just run out the clock, and it’s hard to tell baseball hitters not to hit the ball or just strikeout,” Arana said. “But I give (San Gabriel) a lot of credit. They only had 13 players and they scrambled to put a team together (this spring) and did the best they could. The score was just unfortunate.”

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91TIGER38 months
Meh, it's high school. Bama beat us 28-2 on Saturday in '97, we beat them the following day to win the SEC. Then drubbed them in Omaha for the CWS Championship.
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AtlantaLSUfan38 months
Baseball kids all seem to go to the same schools. Coach should have stopped the game after 4 innings.
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Rouge38 months
Oilers mascot?!?!?!?
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JackieTreehorn38 months
We got beat 29-0 in HS one time. Once it gets over 10-15 runs you just start laughing.
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jfootball1438 months
This is more on the losing coach not forfeiting. He has a responsibility for his team not the other coach
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swamplynx38 months
The bigger story here is that California is keeping score on these games.
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CajunBullet38 months
Am glad they snuck by! OMG Holy Cow!
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Shiftyplus138 months
“It could have been 60 runs to be honest, we weren’t trying to embarrass anyone,” Arana said. Yeah this guy doesn't sound like he cares about teaching sportsmanship at all. Christ almighty, after 15 runs maybe go have a talk with the officials about a mercy ruling. They're kids for frick's sake.
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GoldenGuy38 months
I was thinking this was a case of putting a group of normal kids against a ‘gifted’ school, but it’s not. Don’t blame the coaches or kids, blame the school that could only get 13 out of 2000 kids to go play baseball.
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PsychTiger38 months
That school should fire Javi.
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saints502138 months
Sometimes, a good coach will teach humility and how to show sportsmanship in a lopsided victory...this is not one of those coaches. I bet all of that team's travel ball Moms loved every minute of Braden, Aiden, Caiden, and Jayden beating up on that hapless team.
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Hangover Haven38 months
They probably should've let the 10 run rule go into affect after the 3rd...
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Mike da Tigah38 months
Yeah, that’s pretty awful for any high schooler to have to deal with such a humiliating beat down.
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RightWingTiger38 months
This type of thinking is why the majority of the next generation of boys will never become MEN! Humiliation is like every other ‘Feeling’ & needs to be experienced & overcome in order to build character & humility!
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CaptainJ4738 months
This is a shame. Look I am all for a solid beat down but at some point you just tell your hitters to swing and miss or chop some ground balls.
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RightWingTiger38 months
So if u were on the other team u wld rather the opponent obviously give up & ur team concede? That wldve embarrassed me x10 compared to just getting our asses beat down! Maybe that’s just me tho??
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SouthernInsanity38 months
"it’s hard to tell baseball hitters not to hit the ball or just strikeout" This coach has never met CPM.
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Cajunboy4638 months
Now that’s some funny shite right there lmao
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