To Whom It May Concern,
Greetings! It has come to my attention that the community’s little league baseball commission is considering some changes in terms of their scoring policies concerning all games which are to be held. I understand that the commission aims to eliminate scoring based on runs, and the overall concept of winning and losing.
Rest assured that I do deeply understand the concern of the committee, wanting equality in the field, bringing no concept of losing more than anything. However, I do disagree on the matter. I believe that the entire purpose of holding such events and games is for one team to win, and unfortunately for the other to lose. This concept is something which gives children encouragement as well as something to aim for. We do not want them to lose their self esteem through defeats, but instead build character upon it. Losing is as much important a lesson as anything in life, and what better than to teach it through a sport which the children enjoy?
Through my experiences in playing for a little league baseball team me, the concept of winning gave me a goal and deepened my passion towards the sport. Without it, there would be no drive towards playing; the players’ potential would be simply washed away through the non-determination which this new change might bring. Playing a sport or a game is about building character, to learn how to play your best and reap the reward: winning. However, this is not the only thing which is to be learned in a team sport, knowing how to be a gracious winner as well as a gracious loser is part of the game. Eliminating scores would defeat the idea behind playing the sport all together, and it will take away motivation to make runs, execute the play, etc.
I do hope that you take my opinion on the matter into consideration. I look forward to hearing from you all soon regarding this. Thank you for your time in reading my letter.