Listen To A Foul-Mouthed High School Baseball Coach Possibly Lose His Job
You can hear a high school baseball coach losing his shit and possibly his job in a recording of a post-game speech.
La Mirada High Coach Kim Brooks starts out sounding calm, framing what he's about to say as the wisdom of his years as a baseball coach. But in the recording obtained and edited by the Whittier Daily News he suddenly goes into full-on rage-attack mode with enough profanity to give the "Wolf Of Wall Street" a run for its money: "I've been here a long time, and I will tell you that was the most pathetic FUCKING BASEBALL GAME I'VE EVER SEEN."
His issue? His team didn't show enough heart: "WHERE'S YOUR FUCKING HEART? I TOLD YOU THERE WAS ONE THING THAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LA MIRADA AND OTHER SCHOOLS. THE ONE REASON WE CAN COMPETE WITH TEAMS THAT ARE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN US AND THAT'S OUR HEARTS. WHERE THE FUCK WAS THAT?"
He urges his players to transfer to another school: "You can't fucking dive for a ball in the infield? Fuck you! Can't make a routine play? Fuck you! Let somebody else try and make a fucking routine play. You gonna fucking piss and moan at the fucking umpire? Fuck you! Get off the goddamn mound! I want a man out there. I WANT MEN!"
Seriously, he's over his team: "SHOW ME SOME RESPECT, and if you don't have any FUCKING GET OUT OF HERE! PACK YOUR SHIT AND GO!"
It sounds like Brooks might be the one packing his bags. Brooks hasn't been fired, but he has been suspended and put on paid leave from his position as coach and athletic director while the school district investigates. The school district is staying tight-lipped since it's a personnel issue, but in a statement said that it "appreciates the serious nature of the recording."
Brooks copped to the recording in an interview with the newspaper and apologized for his "inappropriate language." He says, "I was trying to motivate my team after a very poor performance, and I apologize about the language."
La Mirada principal Bill Seals found someone in the athletic program to take over Brooks' place, and he doesn't sound too worried about the baseball team or Brooks' absence: "The kids are feeling confident. We're trying to take the distractions away...I think it will be a seamless transition."
Here's a condensed version of the 17-minute recording below: