One of our official's kids was on a local team. Mid-size school, I think middle of the pack DII. One senior unfortunately that year. Several juniors got hurt or came in hurt. A sophomore on the JV team about 1/3 way thought the season pitched a few innings in relief for Varsity and even started a couple of non-league games. The next year, all the juniors were back, healthy, and dominating and the kid's dad lost his mind because his son from the JV team wasn't the main starting pitcher on Varsity that year. He was on the roster, worked in relief including some key saves against top opponents, and started about 1/3 of their games in right. Kid was second team all conference, and team won the league and made it to I think a district final, but that dad didn't care about any of that. I felt bad for my friend and the coaching staff.
That kid went to play in college too and was pretty solid in the games I officiated him in.
I wonder if that dad is still butthurt.
And feel bad for the kid himself, too. Where was "the half-full cup" ? Ear buds on the way home ?