The people in charge in this story gets my vote for the “Jackass of the Year” award!
In Connecticut, a little league team is crying foul after being kicked out of their league for being, “too good”. The problem? A nine-year-old pitcher named “Jericho.”
The kid apparently pitches so well…his opponents aren’t even showing up to bat. He throws a 40-mile-an-hour fastball, hasn’t given up any runs or hits all season and his team was heading towards an undefeated season.
This had some Little League officials concerned and told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left the field.
Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jericho’s team, redistributing its players among other squads, and offered to refund $50 sign-up fees to anyone who asks for it.
If I was a parent on one of the boys on the team, I’d tell the league officials to kiss my ass! Telling someone that he or she can’t play anymore because he’s “too good” at something he excels sends the wrong message to kids. Those in charge of the league got it wrong. We should be commending this kid for his talent.
And that’s what’s wrong with society today Some people are afraid we might hurting little Jimmy or Jane’s feelings.
Boo Hoo, Wahh! Spare me!