It doesn't make you look petty if 9 boys on a team (or their parents) decide the week of the tournament not to show up. That leaves 12-15 boys for a tournament playing 3 games in 90-100 degree heat.
Now it's the heat's fault.
Keep up you idiot. A commenter called it petty to be upset that a poster's sons team was left short. No much how much effort a player puts forth, they will be out of gas playing with 15 boys in the summer heat over the course of a weekend.
I 100% agree with this. It happened to my son's team this summer. We had 4 middies, and they were completely gassed by the second game, and non of the boys showed well in front of college coaches.