Somebody call the wahmbulance for America’s parents. They disbanding Little League teams because they have pitchers who throw real hard.
Nine-year old Jericho Scott has skills. When I say the boy has skills, I mean he has a 40 mph fastball. Instead of encouraging him, the Youth Baseball League of New Haven is trying to shut him down.
The league told him coach that Scott wasn’t allowed to pitch any more because he throws too hard. The coach ignored the edict and sent him to the mound for the next game. Get this. The opposing manager forfeited, packed up and left. Wah! Way to man up.
Now the league is disbanding Scott’s team, sending the players to other teams and refunding money. It said Scott’s coach, Wilfred Vidro resigned but he’s unaware of any resignation. Allegations are floating around that these actions are being taken because Scott refused to join the defending league champion who is sponsored by an employer of a league administrator. The league denies the allegations and says it is trying to protect the other players. It’s probably a coincidence that Scott’s team was 8-0 and rolling towards the playoffs when they shut him down.
Of course the kid feels like it’s his fault. “I feel sad,” he said. “I feel like it’s all my fault nobody could play.”
Regardless of motive, this is the definition of a a bitch move. It’s another example of how organized sports in this country are starting to turn kids into sniveling douches who are told that being good is a fault. Why not allow other kids to face him and get better by facing the best? It’s not like they’d have to face Scott every day. What is it about this country that has stopped parents from encouraging kids to be the best they can be? What happened to facing down adversity? Now they try to protect kids from every little thing that could be perceived as a threat or danger. Children taught to turn tail, run and sue instead of fighting and striving to get better. The kids on the forfeiting team probably got trophies for showing up that day. You brave little buckeroos.
Congrats to the parents for using children as pawns in their bullshit games over things that shouldn’t even matter like Little League Baseball. If Scott is such a danger, why were his services sought for the defending league champion? If this is just about him, why would they can the manager and disband the team over one pitcher? This situation walks, talks and smells like bullshit.
This is just painful to watch. A former Premier League and Championship player looking to start his retirement in sunny California by playing in the MLS and a clueless buffoon of a sportscaster combine to make one of the most awkward interviews in some time. Here’s a lesson for all you aspiring newscasters out there. If you have no idea what you’re talking about, it’s best to drop the bombast. We don’t need another off-brand Willard Scott.
English legend? Greatest goal ever against Manchester? According to the internet, Gary Radnich is a fucking moron. If there’s anyone deserving of a throat slap today, it’s this assclown. To his credit, Gary does play the stupid American very well. Boom goes the dynamite.
Usually Chimp handles the Constitutional and keeps it blog heavy. However I didn’t get a chance to hit everything I wanted this morning so here are some links. I promise Chimp will be back with a legit, blog-lovin’ Constitutional next week.
Barcelona/Argentina winger Lionel Messi is dating Argentina’s 2006 World Cup mascot and she could very well be a he. (Probably NSFW – The essentials are covered up but not by much)
Mmmm statutory crepe. Different area code rule goes for statutory rape and possession of kiddie porn? If you’re a diplomat, it do.
Jason Whitlock throws Sunday Night Football under the bus. Does that qualify as bus-on-bus crime? He’s right however I’m not so sure about the “interest” reason. We might dig a little deeper into this over the weekend or more likely on Monday.
How could we forget Inter Milan/Italy star Marco Materazzi? He was the victim of a brutal head butt from Zinedine Zidane during the last World Cup. Oh how we cried for him. Turns out he’s an asshole who deserved the head butt and it’s too bad his chest didn’t cave in.
One would think he would have learnt some humility but he’s an Italian footballer so no such luck. One game left and Inter is nursing a slim lead over Roma for the Scudetto (Seria A Champion) thanks to another moment of madness from Materazzi against Siena yesterday.
A penalty was awarded to Inter in the 78th minute and striker Julio Cruz stepped up to take the kick. Materazzi decided that he wanted to be the hero so he pushed Cruz out of the way with his manager yelling at him and took the kick. He missed. He didn’t just miss. It was an awful kick. Witness the shame that is Marco Materazzi at :23.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw. Inter fans showed up expecting to celebrate a title and instead yelled “Get back to work!” at the team after the match. That karma’s a bitch.