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Thread: Its not MLB, but baseball related...9 year old not allowed to pitch

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    Its not MLB, but baseball related...9 year old not allowed to pitch


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    The stupidity of some parents in this country is just amazing. Let the kid pitch.

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    There's other ways of doing things in my mind, if the kid is too good, let him play with an older age group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    There's other ways of doing things in my mind, if the kid is too good, let him play with an older age group.
    You mean like trading a guy from the NL to the AL?

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    I hear the Mets bullpen needs some help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    There's other ways of doing things in my mind, if the kid is too good, let him play with an older age group.
    Why punish the kid for being good? Let him play baseball with his friends. Look, sometimes people are going to be better at you, do you just quit, or do you try harder.

    These parents just taught their kids to quit. Don't try harder, don't focus, don't do whatever you can, just quit. If a bully shows up in the school yard, just roll over, give him your lunch money,and we'll take his parents to court.

    Freakin wusses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    There's other ways of doing things in my mind, if the kid is too good, let him play with an older age group.
    Why should he, if he wants to play in that league he has every right to...

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    Why punish the kid for being good? Let him play baseball with his friends.
    Why look at it as a punishment? I think of it like a promotion, it sends the message to the kid that if you work hard and become really good at something that you move up. You're too good for the one league? Fine, we'll put you into a league where you'll be challanged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    Why look at it as a punishment? I think of it like a promotion, it sends the message to the kid that if you work hard and become really good at something that you move up. You're too good for the one league? Fine, we'll put you into a league where you'll be challanged.
    The kid is 9

    When you were 9, did you want to play with your friends? Or be with older kids you didn't know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido Monzino View Post
    The kid is 9

    When you were 9, did you want to play with your friends? Or be with older kids you didn't know?
    Whatever, I guess.....I just think that way is a happy compromise that both sides can live with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    Whatever, I guess.....I just think that way is a happy compromise that both sides can live with.
    I think a better compromise would be for the parents and coaches that ran this kid out of the league to get a chance to face him at the plate.

    I'd love to see him plant a "fastball" in their ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    Whatever, I guess.....I just think that way is a happy compromise that both sides can live with.
    They specifically offered that option, it was declined apparently.

    League officials suggested that Jericho play other positions, or pitch against older players or in a different league.

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