Following Losses- I have seen Plenty of Thrown Bats,Sour Attitudes,Poor Sportsmanship.Losing does not have to be DEVASTATING.
Playing the Game–You might lose,but have Fun. Each Game played will make you better. Playing the game, give it your Best Effort and have a Good Attitude. Even if you lose, you know you tried your best. With a Loss still find some positive to draw on.
Players should use losses to boost their skills. Focus on that there is the next Game. Forget the past game (it is over) concentrate on doing better in the Following Game.
Most if not all Players have experienced it (Losing). Deal with it. Experience will help you to move on. With a negative game outcome, be able to handle it. What lesson did you learn from the loss? What could you have done better?
Moments of Failure, have to forget and move on to the next game. Of course, it is more Fun to Win.
Saying it was just a Game, does not help a player, to whom the Game is important to Win. To the player involved it is a Big Deal.