Farragut baseball sign

A youth baseball league in Tennessee has a reminder for parents who lose control when their kids are playing on the field: it’s only a game.

Farragut Baseball Inc. is a non-profit league that plays at Concord Park in Knoxville, WBIR reported.

Organizers said they put up a sign at the park to remind parents “It’s just a game” and “The officials are humans.”

League director Steven Branson said years of watching parents get too intense on the sidelines prompted organizers to post the sign.

“It’s probably long overdue, honestly,” he told WBIR. "It's a way to catch your attention. I think if it had been too subtle people would have ignored it."

The league also posted a photo of the sign to Facebook, with the caption: "We are here to play ball, learn a little and have a LOT of fun."

It's received mostly positive feedback, although there were some complaints on social media. Still, Branson said the reminder is necessary.  

"They're just kids," said Branson. "Let's not put too much pressure on them because that comes soon enough without our help anyway."

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