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Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
Did you ever play in a pee wee league where there's like 8 teams, and there's a draft, and the players who nobody picked are put on a team together? I always felt bad for that team :inb4uplayedonthatteameveryyearfaget: because every game they played was an opportunity for the other team to run up the score, so to speak. I always figured those kids should have been evenly dispersed throughout the other teams. I had a friend who was assigned to that team after rec basketball tryouts one day, and it was an awkward ride home because he was embarrassed and I was embarrassed for him. Dear Diary.


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Did you ever play in a pee wee league where there's like 8 teams, and there's a draft, and the players who nobody picked are put on a team together?


Nope. Never even heard of such a thing, honestly.

And I played sports my entire life.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
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Did you ever play in a pee wee league where there's like 8 teams, and there's a draft, and the players who nobody picked are put on a team together?


No. Every youth league I was in had all coaches rate every player at tryouts between 1-5, 5 being the best players.

Teams drafted and could only have a set amount of ‘tier 5’ players on their team. Now obviously if someone had a kid that didn’t count against their team draft because they were automatically put on their parents team, but it kept things relatively level in terms of the playing field.


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Nope. Never even heard of such a thing, honestly.

And I played sports my entire life.




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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
You must've set up that league's system of drafting teams, because it makes no sense.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
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Did you ever play in a pee wee league where there's like 8 teams, and there's a draft, and the players who nobody picked are put on a team together?


That's dumb. Makes me think you made this all up.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
why would anyone waste the time and effort for a pee wee league draft? Did you just make this up?
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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
Maybe those kids would rather play on a shitty team than ride the pine on a good team.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
He absolutely made this up. He obviously doesn’t know how a draft works.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
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and there's a draft, and the players who nobody picked are put on a team together?
That doesn't sound like a draft.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
So your little Jaxson is on the shite team? Probably weak genes.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
Haven't ever seen that one but have seen competitive little league baseball teams purposely stack one particular team they believe can make a run through state, regional and possible LLWS/Babe Ruth appearance. Happens yearly across the country. A lot of those teams aren't put together by accident or fairly to all kids deserving.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
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Haven't ever seen that one but have seen competitive little league baseball teams purposely stack one particular team they believe can make a run through state, regional and possible LLWS/Babe Ruth appearance. Happens yearly across the country. A lot of those teams aren't put together by accident or fairly to all kids deserving.

Wait, they don't all do it like my leagues did when I was a kid?

Meaning, all the kids in town are in a league with a draft, blah blah blah. At the end of the season, you pick an all star team, and that team travels and plays other teams in your region, and you keep going on as you win.

That's not how it's always done?


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
Yeah, I've definitely seen the opposite of the OP, in which one team was purposely stacked.

But I've never seen a team where all the worst players were just dumped on because no one wanted them.


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But I've never seen a team where all the worst players were just dumped on because no one wanted them.
It doesn't even make sense if you're doing a draft like he claimed.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
Why do you always lie


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
if all the bad kids are dumped on a single team, there is a problem with the draft / team selection process.

We used to just let coaches pick whoever they wanted, one round at a time, and we had a lot of stacked teams / crappy teams, because some coaches just want to pick their kid's friends and some coaches pick to win.

We moved to a grade system now, where the best kids are 1s and the worst are 3s, and we pick all the 1s, then all the 2s, then all the 3s.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
Dear Facebook:

Why don't people like me.


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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
I'm shocked nobody's heard of this. I played in two rec basketball leagues before junior high, and in two different states. Each league did it this way:

Tryouts on a Saturday--a few layup lines and wing jumpers and chest passes with a partner, etc, and several dads with clipboards were taking notes. Let's say there were 64 kids there. Seven coaches would have a draft of 8 rounds (actually probably 7 rounds since every coach had a son in the league), and the 8 un-picked kids were the 8th team. That team got boatraced every game.

There's no way these are the only two examples of this ever.
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re: Running up the score never bothered me, but know what did?
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Tryouts on a Saturday--a few layup lines and wing jumpers and chest passes with a partner, etc, and several dads with clipboards were taking notes. Let's say there were 64 kids there. Seven coaches would have a draft of 8 rounds (actually probably 7 rounds since every coach had a son in the league), and the 8 un-picked kids were the 8th team. That team got boatraced every game.
Why wasn't the 8th team/coach allowed to draft?


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