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Little baseball fan throws unbelievable tantrum in Australia

- March 20th, 2014

It turns out there are spoiled brats Down Under, too.

During Wednesday night’s exhibition game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Team Australia, a young fan at the Sydney Cricket Ground had an epic breakdown in the top of the eighth inning.

When Australia’s left-fielder went to toss a foul ball into the crowd, all hell briefly broke loose.

Now then, I don’t have children.

Maybe for this reason: Isn’t it considered bad parenting to reward tantrum-throwing kids whenever they start crying uncontrollably?

I mean, when you look at the video there are plenty of other pre-teens who simply have their hands out.

They aren’t stopping, beating their chests or bawling their eyes out.

Dear parents, your kids need to experience disappointment.

They need to learn how to handle life’s hurdles – and its foul balls.

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12 comments

  1. Wayne | March 20, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I agee that children need to learn diappointment but I disagree with your assessment of the video. It is clear from the replay that the player intended to throw it to the boy in yellow. He missed. The stadium worker went to get it, and during this time another boy came down to the front row, and was given the ball from the stadium worker, who probably didn’t realize that it was intended for the oher boy. The boy that got the ball did the right thing by giving it to the boy it was intended for.

  2. Dennis Waechte | March 20, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Yeah, sorry Kurtis,

    Don’t want to sound like a know it all parent, but that’s not an “unbelievable tantrum.” I was expecting something truly memorable when I clicked on the link. However, if the other boy wouldn’t have given the ball back to him it could have been a full blown out tantrum.

  3. Terry | March 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I agree with Wayne….This boy does not deserve to be called a spoiled brat….especially on a global news story. It was very clear the player intended for the boy in yellow to get the ball…the young boy who ran down and received the ball deserves much credit for recognizing the situation and willingly gave up the ball. He also deserves credit for being very courteous and respectful to the younger boy who was slighted out of his intended gift. The young boy in yellow did not throw a major tantrum but simply cried out of disappointment as any young kid would do.

  4. Trevor | March 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Tantrum? You obviously have never experienced a REAL tantrum before. The ball was intended to go to the boy in yellow. it didn’t reach him so he waved his arms in a way an over-excited boy might do at a time like that.
    If he started bawling, ripped off his shirt, threw himself on the ground and started yelling at his mother than I would have to agree…but to say “spoiled brats Down Under” is WAY off point.

  5. Glen | March 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Hey Larson…that was just excitement then pure disappointment, compounded by the realization that it wasn’t fair for the other kid to get the ball. No tantrum here at all. So, file this piece and then re-visit it after you spent a few years with your first-born.

  6. Jeff | March 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Kurtis Larson is merely displaying his own ignorance by suggesting this was a tantrum. A REAL tanrum would likely leave Kurtis in the fetal position. Even the broadcast announcers disagree with you.

  7. Mr. Bawkbagawk | March 20, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    good thing you wrote this cowardly attack on a child of all things from a few thousand miles away, or you might have needed a security escort to your car after work. twerp.

  8. Didn't see any tantrum in this video, no idea what you're referring to. Just an upset little boy, understandably, a clue out stadium worker, d be | March 20, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Didn’t see any tantrum in this video, no idea what you’re referring to. Just an understandably upset little boy, a clued out stadium worker, and another boy who did the right thing. His action should be the high lite of your story, not some fabricated tantrum.

  9. joe | March 20, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    That was a tantrum? Don’t have kids, Kurtis. Lmao

  10. Amanda | March 21, 2014 at 5:49 am

    The boy in the yellow shirt had already been given a ball during this match he should have been happy with one and let another fan have it.

  11. Beverly | March 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

    child who gave up the ball deserves something special for being so generous

  12. Mary | March 21, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Did you accutualy watched the video?! There’s no doubt that the baseball was intended to the Australian fan. That was not a tantrum.

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