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Pitcher throws too hard, banned? Check. Coach refuses? Check. Lawyers? CHECK!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member


    A New Haven youth league says a 9-year-old can't play anymore because he throws too hard. His coach tells the league to go suck it. Coach and parents say the real reason they are banning the kid (who has led his team to an 8-0 record) is because the team in second place is sponsored by the league commissioner's barbershop.

    You only write about us when we try to ban a kid for being too good!
  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Umm, about 80 percent of the 9-year-olds who play in a youth league could have that same complaint: That guy throws too hard, I can't hit him/I'm scared of his fastball.

    What the fuck is wrong with adults? Seriously.
  3. markvid

    markvid Guest

    I think my kids will just play Wii for the rest of their lives.
  4. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Too bad. Choke up.
  5. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Yep. It's not the like kids brushing everybody back or anything.
  6. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    Re: Pitcher throws too hard, banned? Check. Coach refuses? Check. Lawyers? CHECK

    I think we all remember that kid in little league who scared the piss out of us. Most of the time that kid threw hard and wild. At least this kid is accurate...

    Get over it. What are you teaching the other kids by banning the good kid?
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Same thing happened to me as a youth league pitcher -- a group of adults demanded that I stop pitching and the team hollered and rallied around me.

    Except in my case the adults were my coaches and the team that didn't want me to stop pitching was the opponents.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    But other than that, it sounds like the exact scenario. I'm sorry you had to go through that, Ace.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's cool. I got back at my coaches by striking out a lot.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member


    Shouldn't he be in some higher league though? Even so, he'd be gone in 2-3 innings anyway right?
  11. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I was that kid. I had a reputation as a head hunter because I hit a lot of people, but honestly I had no idea where it was going. But I had a strong arm and my youth-league coaches kept throwing out there hoping for the best. I probably pitched 25 or 30 games, and only once did I have good control. That night I threw no-hitter. I'm telling you, throwing with control is not that easy, but people have watched so much MLB on TV now that they think it is.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    These parents are ridiculous. Sometimes in life, we have to go up against people who we have little to no shot of beating, but we do it anyway.

    It might suck for them now, but 12 years from now, when this kid is pitching in the majors, these kids can all talk about what it was like to play against him.

    I played basketball against Jason Kidd in high school. It was the most fucking ridiculous thing in the world. If it had been five on 1, he would have still kicked all of our asses.

    Parents don't ever want their kids to have to face anything that isn't easy. I'd have told my kids, "Yes, he's great, now go out there and do your best against him. Playing against the best will only make you better."

    It's no surprise that the kids being raised today are a bunch of video game playing pussies.

    It's really sad.
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