A Methuen, Massachusetts Little League team blames its state tournament loss on an umpire’s order that players and coaches speak only English during a game: “Coaches said the order demoralized the Methuen players and cost the team the game.”
Two of the players, both 14 years old, “speak little English.” Sounds like less time in the lineup and more time in an English class is in order. However these players seem to be fluent in American political correctness, which should help them if they turn professional.
Their role model could be New York Met Carlos Beltran, who blamed steroid suspensions on language barriers: “Most of the guys that come from Latin America, it’s hard for them to communicate with trainers or coaches. … On every minor league team, there has to be a coach or two that speaks Spanish.”