I really like this story. I have also played sports my entire life and hate it when you lose and people tell you how horrible you were. One of our basketball team’s best players decided he didn’t want to play anymore and every time we lost, he told us we should have won. Players should be told what they did well, even when they lose. This story says almost exactly what I feel about playing sports.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.