Nobody gave your bender any shine. We get it. Good luck to your kid on the diamond, hope he fairs better there. But those parents and coaches are every bit as whacko as hockey folk.
uhmm...it's called being a parent. Help them understand that people are not always going to say nice things about you. What happens when they are 18 and adults?
And this is how the 'oldest tradition in hockey' (legacy kids to the front of the line!) lives? - "...there was nothing left for bias interpretation, it was all data."
It lives because the 'interpretation' is what keeps these legacy kids moving forward. Is there any other sport where the offspring of top players magically become the second / third and now forth generation to play at the highest levels?
Take a look at the Toronto Bluejays....although those sons of MLBers are pretty good.