How many times did you just watch that? I’m guessing three. Same here.
This coach has deservedly been called a prick by pretty much everyone on the internet today, so let’s just skip ahead and talk about … how cathartic it must have been to throw that ball.
Have you played volleyball lately? I’m in two leagues, and every single time I play, I find myself holding the ball after a frustrating sequence and briefly fantasizing about chucking it as hard as I can at someone. (Relax, teammates, I’m talking about opponents.) Just because I understand restraint doesn’t mean I can’t kinda-sorta empathize with this guy.
I mean, let’s be real, this was a pretty harmless meltdown. Volleyballs are soft and light, and are essentially incapable of hurting someone. Johan Santana could whip one into the face of a preemie from point-blank range and it might not even leave a mark.