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Baseball Team's Pitcher, 9, Ousted for Being Too Good

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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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Baseball Team's Pitcher, 9, Ousted for Being Too Good


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A Connecticut youth baseball team with a phenomenal 9-year-old pitcher has been disqualified because its team is too good.

The team, Will Power Fitness, has an 8-0 record thanks in large part to pitcher Jericho Scott, the New Haven Register reports. His pitching is so fast and accurate, the Liga Juvenil De Baseball De New Haven asked the team's coach, Wilfred Vidro, to replace him so he wouldn't frighten other players.
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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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Wow as a baseball player from back in the day we had dominate teams and we just lived with it. Thats part of it. I think getting smacked around teaches the kids to work hard to be better so they can compete. This just teaches kids hey if the going gets tough we will step in and bail you out. Wow it almost sounds like our government doesnt it?

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posted on Aug, 25 2008 @ 08:43 PM
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When I was 10 I played in a league where our team was so dominant that they stopped the season half way through and broke up our team to act as captains of brand new teams that we would "draft" from the rest of the league.

I scored the first pick and subsequently managed to get a team that ended up just as dominant as the first. We had a big ceremony to present the championship and MVP awards at the end of the year and when me and my teammates went up to accept them we got booed by a bunch of parents in the crowd.

As a 10-year old that really makes you feel good - you just tasted your first real accomplishment in life and as a reward you get to stand in front of an audience of adults trying to make you feel like crap for doing it.

Little league sports + overzealous parents = bad bad combo.



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 12:00 AM
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This is robbing children of feelings of accomplishment for the poor precious snowflakes of parents whose children don't do as well.

I went to the peewee league awards ceremony a couple of years ago because my nephews team had done so well. To my surprise there was no big trophy for the winning team. Not even any special mention or round of applause for the kids that had worked so hard to win.
Every member of every team received a tiny "participation" trophy no matter how they did.

There was even talk of not keeping score for some games because teams were made up of kids from the same schools and it might make some kids feel bad if they lost a game.


On a side note, some schools no longer allow kids to give Valentine cards because some students might not get as many as others.:shk:



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 12:25 AM
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it doesnt say in the article he was " ousted " but the coach was asked to pull the player. if you have a 9 year old that is pitching really fast to other 9 and 10 year old kids i can understand the concern.

there really should be an option in a case like this to where this kid could play with junior high teams, or something to that affect. its not this kids fault hes good.

i can relate to this also, in the 6th grade i played ymca basketball, i was alot better than everyone else at the time and coaches and parents wanted me to be pulled, didnt really hurt my feelings. cuz i was scoring 40 points a game, my highest was 54 before the other team quit.....

something to remember before blowing something like this out of proportion is.....the other kids will catch up in a few years.



posted on Aug, 26 2008 @ 07:35 AM
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I don't know the structure of minor ball in the States but in Canada he would just be moved up an age group or put on an all-star team.

What's so difficult?



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