Tennessee baseball league's sign reminds parents 'It's just a game'

A youth baseball league in Tennessee erected a sign to remind parents to tone down their intensity level during games.
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A youth baseball league in Tennessee erected a sign to remind parents to tone down their intensity level during games.

Credit: Farragut Baseball Inc.

Credit: Farragut Baseball Inc.

Youth baseball league officials in Tennessee, tired of parents coaching from the stands, erected some new signs telling the wanna-be coaches to cool it.”

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Officials from Farragut Baseball Inc. of Knoxville put up a sign urging parents that "It's just a game," "My coach is a volunteer," and "The officials are humans," WBIR reported.

The sign was inspired after officials watched parents become too intense during games, the television station reported.

"It's probably long overdue, honestly," Steven Branson, league director for Farragut Baseball Inc., told WBIR.

The signs are blunt, but Branson said they were necessary.

"It's a way to catch your attention," Branson told WBIR. "I think if it had been too subtle people would have ignored it."

The sign has been received with mostly positive feedback, although there were some complaints on Twitter, the television station reported.

"They're just kids," Branson told WBIR. "Let's not put too much pressure on them because that comes soon enough without our help anyway."