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    Default Nine year old boy told he's "too good" to pitch

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    Man, that is one sad story. The kid & his team deserve to play!
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    Here's the part that really hurt me:
    “I feel sad,” he said. “I feel like it’s all my fault nobody could play.”
    Another example of adults ruining a good thing for kids.

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    If I was on the team that forfeited, I'd have been pissed. Then again, I guess they raise kids different today, but I loved facing the kids that threw aspirin. It was a challenge to see if you could get a hit. Why teach the kids to quit instead of teaching them to rise to the challenge?

    Good call Mr. Richardson. That's exactly what the adults did to both teams of kids.

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    This seems silly.

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    Default Re: Nine year old boy told he's "too good" to pitch

    If he's that good, why don't they just bump him up to the next level, like letting a freshman play varsity? I'm sure they could grant a special waiver if necessary - it would be much fairer than the current situation and everyone would benefit.
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    Default Re: Nine year old boy told he's "too good" to pitch

    This stuff has been going on for years -when I was 9 I was about the same size as an average 15 year old -they made me wear a stripe across my helmet so everyone knew I was too ''big'' to carry the football and in baseball they bumped me up 2 leagues .-age divisions -wasn't my fault I was that big -I was the same age as everyone else yet had to compete at different levels and playing the line the year after you score set the TD record sucks . I feel bad for this kid but this is nothing new .

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    To me it is crazy. What it comes down to is the other teams can't beat him and they want to level the playing field. If he was my son and that dominating I would probably move him up, but if he wanted to stay down with his friends I would let him.

    Now maybe I am way of, but 40 mph at 9 is decent speed, but not over powering. My oldest plays travel and I know at 10 he saw a FEW at 60+.

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    Default Re: Nine year old boy told he's "too good" to pitch

    Here's a picture of the little feller pitching. Doesn't have perfect form, left arm too far from the body, but he's working on it.

    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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