I've been following this story since I help coach little league. If there is one thing I can't stand is coaches (and parents) who are so competitive and winning is all that matters (and we all want to win), that they do so to the detriment of the kids.
When I see a kid who appears to not be very good (athletic), maybe has some self confidence issues.... then those are the kids I really pay special attention to. I adopt them, and they become like my child. They need that little "extra" as compared to those kids who know the game and have less difficulty. And I make sure that his teammates understand and support him too.
My son Samuel was one such kid. And I was so glad to be apart of a team where the coaches and the parents gathered around my son, encouraged him and rooted him on. And when he got that first hit it, which took him until the midway point in the season, it was like when Rose got #1492, everyone celebrated.
In fact, my son almost got thrown out from not paying attention, jumping up and down on 1B just simply overjoyed.
That is what it's all about folks.