We’re known for high school football down in Texas, but we take baseball pretty seriously as well. Just ask Plano East, where it seems the players were heavily influenced by the movie “Fight Club.” Reports out of Dallas say that Plano East’s baseball team would hold a fight club style night where they’d beat the shit out of each other for pure entertainment.
From Sports Day DFW:
The fight clubs were staged in batting cages while the coaches were away for an annual conference.
“During the fights, usually organized by the seniors each year, all players are pit against one another in fights with the little protection given by cheap boxing gloves,” one student said during the investigation. “There was no backing out of the fight for fear of shame and humiliation by the others.”
In addition to the allegations that Plano East held these fights, it is being reported that their two coaches, Travis Collins and assistant coach Reagan Allen, would verbally haze their players when they sucked or got injured. Some other findings in the investigation were that Collins once called a player “Brokeback Mountain” when the kid injured his back and would set the pitching machine to rapid fire to scare the piss out of the lesser talented players during tryouts.
One of the school’s most famous alumni is 2015 NL Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta, so it’s clear that this type of coaching works. It’s a dog eat dog world out there on the diamond, and only the strong survive..
[via Sports Day DFW]
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