Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for May 03, 1990
Young boy 1: Hey stupid, if you're going to get our guys out, why don't you join the other team?! Young boy 2: What were you doing in the outfield? Don't you even know how to play?! Calvin: C'mon guys, it's just a game! This is supposed to be fun! Young boy 2: Games are only fun when you win, bonehead! You're gonna make us lose! Young boy 1: If you screw up again, you're dead meat, Calvin! Young boy 2: Wait till I tell the other teams about this! Young boy 3: Who taught you how to play anyway? Your grandmother? Calvin: Mr. Lockjaw, I don't want to play any more. There's too much team spirit. Mr. Lockjaw: Ok, quitter! Goodbye.
It was kids like these, and a teacher like that, that saw me very quickly lose all interest in team sport. A bit later than 2nd grade, I think it was around 5th grade.
I still persisted, but still got bullied out, but eventually I simply gave up trying, and was then bullied for my non-participation by the same kind of people who’d bullied me when I tried to participate.
You can’t win, all you can do is turn your back on these people and leave them behind you.