Have you heard the one about the nine-year-old who was told he's too good to pitch against other kids his age?
Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player too good, it turns out.
The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven 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, his coach said.
Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jerichos team, redistributing its players among other squads, and offered to refund $50 sign-up fees to anyone who asks for it. They say Jerichos coach, Wilfred Vidro, has resigned.
But Vidro says he didnt quit and the team refuses to disband. Players and parents held a protest at the leagues field on Saturday urging the league to let Jericho pitch.
What happened to parents who taught their children lessons? If kid's sports are supposed to be fun for the children, why are loser parents across the country taking the fun away? This little boy should be able to play and if the other kids can't hit his pitches, maybe they should practice harder.
This is some bull.