You can't spend oneself into Division 1 Baseball. That kind of talent is latent and bound to emerge no matter what pitiful attempts we make at enhancing it.
If a player is comfortable with the D2, D3 or JUCO, NAIA level....then that player is not trying to condemn the D1 experience. Making oneself feel better by engineering a condemnation of their position is misguided justification. Keeping score should be reserved for compiling baseball statistics.
Gettingthere has every right to be proud of his son's accomplishments.
There was a guy I worked with.... His dad was a fireman in the City of Pittsburgh. There was no pause between what he thought and what he said. The station commander at our barracks had a thing for one of the secretaries. My buddy was just a boot but he took her out and they had a thing going. Next thing you know he was catching a really bad schedule with back to backs and triple headers. That's when you work 3-11 back out 7-3 the next day and then that night go in and work 11-7. Then you work seven midnights in a row.
Anyway, my buddy went in to the Lieutenant's Office and straight out told him he was getting a bad schedule because he was dating the secretary. He said to the LT, "You know what, it's just sour grapes baby!"