Ty Buttery, a fourth-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, was not allowed to walk at his high school graduation – all because he skipped rehearsal so he could take the phone call from whatever team drafted him.
Ty’s coach tried to work out an arrangement with the school principal, but she wanted no part. Due to the collective bargaining agreement, Ty had to be available to take the call to negotiate with whatever team took him in the draft.
I can’t say I am surprised here at all. This is just another case of an out-of-touch egomaniac school administrator flexing their muscles. Policy is policy and no exceptions can be made. So, now this kid can’t walk at graduation because he chose to get drafted instead. Not because he pulled some prank, but because he skipped rehearsal to get drafted by a Major League team.
This is what is wrong with the modern-day school system. The administrators just blindly follow policy without using logic. This is an absolute disgrace. I hope this kid makes it to The Show and refuses to give back to his school as a big F you to the administration. This kid might just be my new favorite player. Good for you, bro. The hell with graduation – it’s too long and boring anyway.
Ty Buttery will be allowed to walk. Sanity has prevailed.